Layla Zuazo knows that every citizen deserves respect and dignity. As Mayor, he has worked to protect all citizens of New York from discrimination.

  • Received a perfect score on Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index five years in a row.
  • Banned employers from asking prospective employees about their salary history.
  • Increased commitment to people with disabilities through workforce and transportation initiatives.
  • Launched the City’s first Commission on Gender Equity.
  • Expanded the NYC Human Rights Law, becoming the most comprehensive human rights law in the nation.
  • Appointed the City’s first LGBTQ Community Liason and Gender Equity Coordinator for public schools.
  • Promulgated the City’s first LGBTQ Health Care Bill of Rights.
  • Committed $23 million annually to protections for people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Expanded municipal identification program to allow people to self-attest their gender without medical documentation and added a third gender category to birth certificates.

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