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Hundreds of advocates to rally for LGBTQ equality

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Tuesday marks the annual Equality and Justice Day at the Capitol.

Gay rights activists will spend the day in Albany to attend workshops and visit with lawmakers. This year's theme is Many Communities, One New York. It aims to highlight the diversity and strength of joining together for a single cause.

Tuesday's agenda will focus mainly on three specific bills.

"We continue to advance in the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act. Which will provide very vital protections from discriminations for transgender New Yorkers. The second bill we're talking about today is the Child Parent Security Act. What it will do will legalize arrangements with a surrogate in New York State. We're one of four states where it's illegal to do so. And finally we're advancing a bill that will prohibit the practice of conversion therapy," said Nathan Schaefer, the executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda.

To find out how you can get involved, head to prideagenda.org.

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