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New York Governor Orders Landmarks Lit in Transgender Flag Colors

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul proclaims March 31, 2024, as Transgender Day of Visibility, lighting up state landmarks in transgender flag colors—light pink, white, and light blue. Hochul celebrates the transgender community’s contributions and strives for inclusivity and recognition across New York State.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has declared March 31, 2024, as Transgender Day of Visibility, emphasizing the celebration of the transgender community’s presence and contributions in New York State and beyond.

In her proclamation, Hochul announces the illumination of iconic New York landmarks—including Niagara Falls, One World Trade Center, Empire State Plaza, Kosciuszko Bridge, and the State Education Building—in light pink, white, and light blue, representing the colors of the transgender flag.

The gesture aims to honor and recognize the transgender community’s resilience, visibility, and ongoing fight for equality and acceptance. Hochul’s initiative underscores New York State’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity, fostering an environment of acceptance and support for all individuals.

As New York joins in observing Transgender Day of Visibility, the lighting of landmarks serves as a powerful symbol of solidarity and recognition, amplifying the voices and experiences of transgender individuals across the state and the nation.

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