New York State landmarks, including the Kosciuszko Bridge, will light up in pink, white and light blue on Sunday, Nov. 20, in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Governor Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation Nov. 16, declaring November Transgender Awareness Month to celebrate the transgender community in New York State and across the country.
"This November, I'm proud to celebrate Transgender Awareness Month to highlight the countless contributions that members of the transgender community have made to our state," Hochul said.
On Nov. 20, in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the landmarks to be lit include: One World Trade Center; Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge; Kosciuszko Bridge; The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building; State Education Building; Alfred E. Smith State Office Building; Empire State Plaza; State Fairgrounds - Main Gate & Expo Center; Niagara Falls; The "Franklin D. Roosevelt" Mid-Hudson Bridge; Grand Central Terminal - Pershing Square Viaduct; Albany International Airport Gateway; MTA LIRR - East End Gateway at Penn Station; and Fairport Lift Bridge over the Erie Canal.
"Along with Transgender Day of Remembrance, this is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the discrimination and attacks transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary people face across the world," Hochul said.
"My administration will continue to stand with the transgender community as we fight to ensure all New Yorkers can live with the dignity and equality they deserve."