transgender http://waer.org en CNY Pride Week Underway; Parade Saturday http://waer.org/post/cny-pride-week-underway-parade-saturday <p>Dozens gathered in front of Syracuse City Hall Monday to mark the start of CNY Pride Week with the raising of the rainbow flag. &nbsp;The annual event gives the LGBT community and its supporters a chance to reflect on progress made on equal rights and the challenges remaining. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Locally, Syracuse has been a leader in recognizing gay rights with others following suit. &nbsp;The city adopted a &nbsp;law in 1990 prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment, public accommodations, and housing.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:56:06 +0000 Scott Willis 19740 at http://waer.org CNY Pride Week Underway; Parade Saturday New York's Highest Court Agrees to Hear Appeal in Syracuse Transgender Murder Case http://waer.org/post/new-yorks-highest-court-agrees-hear-appeal-syracuse-transgender-murder-case <p>New York State’s highest court has agreed to look at an appeal of a lower court ruling that freed a Syracuse man convicted of the state’s first hate crime. &nbsp;Back in July, the State Supreme Court’s 4th Appellate Division tossed out the conviction of Dwight DeLee in the 2008 murder of transgender woman Lateisha Green on a technicality. &nbsp;</p><p>Michael Silverman is Executive Director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York City, and has worked with the Green family for the past five years.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:19:40 +0000 Scott Willis 11711 at http://waer.org New York's Highest Court Agrees to Hear Appeal in Syracuse Transgender Murder Case Killer Freed; Victim's Family and Transgender Community Fear for Their Safety http://waer.org/post/killer-freed-victims-family-and-transgender-community-fear-their-safety <p>The transgender community in Syracuse fears for its safety now that the killer of a young trans-woman is free.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Green’s mother Roxanne says she has little faith in the legal system, after the Appellate Court in Rochester released Dwight DeLee on probation last week.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:17:27 +0000 Scott Willis & Maria Catanzarite 6538 at http://waer.org Killer Freed; Victim's Family and Transgender Community Fear for Their Safety