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If you are New York National Guard technician or military personnel, applicant for technician or military employment, and feel you are being discriminated against, please contact the State Equal Employment Manager (SEEM) office for assistance.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGTBQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that LGTBQ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
A proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance
"On June 19, 1865 - nearly nine decades after our nation's founding, and more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation- enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas, finally received word that they were free from bondage. As those who were formerly enslaved were recognized for the first time as citizens, Black Americans came to commemorate Juneteenth with celebrations across the country, building new lives and a new tradition that we honor today. In its celebration of freedom, Juneteenth is a day that should be recognized by all Americans. And that is why I am proud to have consecrated Juneteenth as our newest national Holiday."
"Juneteenth is a day of profound weight and power"
"A day in which we remember the moral stain and terrible toll of slavery on our country - what I've long called America's original sin. A long legacy of systematic racism, inequity, and inhumanity"
-Joseph R. Biden JR.
NY National Guard Complaint Activity:
New York is proud to post the record of its compliance with the “Notification and Federal Employment Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act” (No FEAR Act):