The differences we have, whether its gender, race, faith, or where you come from, are what we celebrate. It’s what makes New York City the greatest city in the world.
Love is love, and in New York City, we work to ensure that you can love whoever you want and express your love without fear, intimidation, or harassment at work, in housing, and in public spaces.
Your city, your life, your rights. The Commission is here to defend the rights of the over 8 million people who live in NYC and the millions more who visit or work here.
#EidMubarak to our Muslim Nyers and all who are celebrating! Eid al-Adha is a time for sacrifice and supporting our neighbors and those who are less fortunate, a message that is a pillar of human rights.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of discrimination in employment, housing, or public accommodation because of race, color, or national origin, we encourage you to report it to us today at 718-722-3131
If you have faced discrimination because of who you love, contact us. In NYC it is illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of sexual orientation.
Threats, intimidation, coercion, or violence motivated by a person’s actual or perceived race, creed, national origin, gender, citizenship status, or other protected category is discriminatory harassment and it is illegal in NYC.
#FBF: Last week’s panel discussion gave a voice to our new report on pregnancy and caregiver discrimination and raised awareness of what local governments can do to support pregnant and caregiving workers. Read the #PCDreport today. Link in bio!
Anti-Black racism and gender-based harassment happen every day. As you walk down Lenox Avenue and 125th St. in Harlem, you will now see real responses from women who shared their perspective on race and sexual harassment through @tlynnfaz’s art. #PAIRnyc
#FBF to when we joined thousands of New Yorkers for the #LightsForLiberty rally at Foley Square to protest the #ICEraids and the conditions at the southern border. Amidst the clamor of the crowd, the message was clear – migration is a human right.
Testimony at our public hearing in January revealed that pregnancy discrimination impacts workers from all economic backgrounds, but it can affect low-wage workers in devastating ways. Visit the link in our bio to read more and find out!#PCDreport
“You can start changing our world for the better daily, no matter how small the action.” – Nelson Mandela Today would have been his 101st birthday, and we celebrate him as a champion of human rights and human dignity. #NelsonMandelaDay
Our city is at its best when it embraces the diversity and contributions of all its residents. Today we are marching proudly and celebrating people living with disabilities at NYC’s #DisabilityPride parade.
Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis spoke tonight at the @lights4liberty vigil to make one point clear: the crisis at the southern border is a human rights issue. The Commission will continue to protect the safety and dignity of all undocumented immigrants. #lightsforliberty #closethecamps #neveragainisnow
As defenders of the human rights of nearly 180 million people, our agencies join together to speak now in no uncertain terms: the conditions of detention of immigrants in U.S. custody is a clear human rights violation.
Happy #WorldPride parade day! Today Commission staff marched alongside thousands of New Yorkers to celebrate the city’s #LGBTQI communities and to reaffirm that they are proud, visible, and unstoppable.
“The shotglass heard around the world” is often used to describe the start of the #Stonewall Rebellion. A shotglass thrown by Marsha P. Johnson, a Black transgender woman known as the “Mayor of Christopher Street,” and a leader in the uprising against the police
#TBT to last year’s #Pride parade! With #Stonewall50 and #WorldPride this year, we are beyond excited to march again in what is sure to be the biggest celebration yet. We’ll see you again on Sunday!
Before our country achieved marriage equality, there was Edith Windsor’s Supreme Court case against the United States. Her landmark victory brought our country one step closer to the full recognition of married #LGBTQI couples
A chief architect of the 1963 March on Washington and openly gay, Bayard Rustin planned the march in a run-down former church on West 130th St. in Harlem, a march that played a pivotal role in passage of Civil Rights Act of 1964
Audre Lorde’s work as a writer and poet magnified the principles of intersectionality—the different ways that #race, #class, #gender, #disability and other identities impact people’s worldview and their experience with discrimination. #PrideMonth #WorldPride
#TBT to this Tuesday: We partnered with @nyculture and @weeksvilleheritagecenter to host a community festival in celebration of #Juneteenth! NYC Council Members @cmlauriecumbo and @rcornegyjr gave impassioned speeches about the importance of Brooklyn's Black communities and we enjoyed family fun, captivating performances and great food! 📸: @kellywilliamsphotographer
#Repost @nycgo ・・・ In partnership with the NYC Commission on Human Rights, Mastercard installed a rainbow of signs yesterday at the corner of Christopher & Gay streets to affirm that #AcceptanceMatters. 📷: @mastercard 🏳️🌈🗽 @mastercard @nyc_dot #NYCPride #Pride #NYCProud #WorldPrideNYC #WorldPride2019 #Stonewall50 #Pride2019 #SeeYourCity #ThisIsNewYorkCity #NewYorkCity #NYC
Born in NYC, Susan Sontag was an essayist, novelist, and critic who changed the landscape of cultural criticism for women. Bisexual herself, she often wrote about sexuality, gender equality, the AIDS crisis and human rights, helping vault these issues to the global stage. #PrideMonth
Today we partnered with @mastercard, the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, @nyc_dot and many more to crate Acceptance Street. The installation is a literal sign that everyone should be accepted no matter what. #AcceptanceMatters
#TBT to our most recent "Meals as Collective Memory” event @weeksvilleheritagecenter, featuring great food from @cherylsglobalsoul and a stimulating conversation with @thefoodgriot about the culinary history and significance of Black cuisine in the US. We invite you to join us at the next event, a community dinner celebrating #Juneteenth!
James Baldwin was a writer and activist most famous for exploring the intricacies of being Black and gay in the US. His works, such as “Giovanni’s Room,” shed light on homosexuality & bisexuality before the gay rights movement began
Happening now outside of City Hall, we have gathered in solidarity to remember the 49 lives lost in the name of hate at the #Pulse shooting three years ago today. Today, and every day, we remember them with love and #Pride
We had a great time at #BrooklynPride this weekend celebrating the Brooklyn #LGBTQI community. Alongside hundreds of marchers and even more onlookers, we helped send a message that no one should be a victim of discrimination or harassment because of who they are or who they love.
After seeing her son beaten for being gay, Jeanne Manford gained fame for marching in the NYC #Pride parade with a sign saying, “Parents of gays unite in support for our children.” Reactions to her sign led her to create @pflag #PrideMonth
#EidMubarak to all who are celebrating! NYCCHR joins all Muslims in celebrating a joyous #EidalFitr and our continued reflection on service & generosity. These are values we all share and, indeed, make us stronger as a city. These are values we all share and, indeed, make us stronger as a city.
Statement from NYC Human Rights Commissioner Carmelyn Malalis on the new NYC monument commemorating the legacies of transgender rights activists Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson #SheBuiltNYC
This week we joined @lgbtcenternyc to host the 3rd Annual LGBTQ Community #Iftar! The event celebrated #LGBTQ Muslims and created a space for solidarity and community building
Your health decisions are YOUR business! In NYC, it's now illegal for your employer to discriminate against you because you had an abortion, or for any other sexual and reproductive health decisions -- further strengthening the already-robust NYC Human Rights Law! Learn more via the link in our bio
This weekend we marched alongside activists and allies at the 3rd Annual Brighton Beach Pride Parade #InBrooklyn to call an end to #LGBTQ discrimination. The hundreds of voices we heard served as a reminder that queer immigrants will always be welcome and protected in NYC. 🏳️🌈
May is #mentalhealthawarenessmonth, and today we were visited by @newyorktherapyanimals to encourage self-care among our staff and all New Yorkers. A visit from our four-legged friends is a great way to cap a busy week here at the Commission! 🐶
At our annual #Iftar in the City, tables extend further than the eye can see to accommodate all the New Yorkers - of all faiths - who come to celebrate unity, diversity, and inclusion--qualities that make us proud to live in NYC. We're excited to join the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit and @nycimmigrants for year 4 tonight! #IftarInTheCity
#Repost @weeksvilleheritagecenter with @get_repost ・・・ The 1940s saw a rise in the migration of Blacks from the American South and Caribbean to Central Brooklyn, soon becoming a large part of the identity of those neighborhoods. The food we eat and where we eat it are integral parts of cultural identity. Meals as Collective Memory, an oral history project powered by Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) in partnership with NYC Commission On Human Rights, seeks to capture the memory-making utility of food and document both the social and culinary history behind Black-owned restaurants in Central Brooklyn. We hope you join us for this month-long celebration of the convergence of the African diaspora food culture bubbling here in our borough kicking off during Weeksville Weekend on May 11th!
To those who are still fighting this #MayDay to protect their rights in the workplace, the Commission stands with you. We can help protect against discrimination in employment based on many categories, including salary history and criminal record. Learn more on our website (link in bio!) #InternationalWorkersDay
The NYC Commission on Human Rights works to ensure that survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can live and work free of discrimination. If you believe you have experienced discrimination in housing or employment you can call anonymously at 718-722-3131 #DenimDay
Today Commission staff donned denim to help raise awareness of sexual assault and to show our support for survivors. Sexual assault survivors have protections against employment and housing discrimination in NYC and we are committed to uplifting and supporting them. #DenimDay
Chag Pesach sameach to those celebrating #Passover tonight! During the #InterfaithSeder we co-hosted this week, we were reminded of the power we have when we work together to help those who have yet to find their freedom and justice.
Happy #Vaisakhi to those who celebrate! Vaisakhi is a celebration of one of Sikhism’s most important events, the establishment of the Khalsa in 1699. The Khalsa is dedicated to upholding equality and justice. 📸 @kellywilliamsphotographer
Photos from @tlynnfaz’s powerful #mural in Queens. This new mural is the latest in a series of citywide street art projects addressing anti-Black racism and gender-based harassment. Swipe to see more and learn more about the project!