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Fake service dogs infringe on rights of abled and disabled alike

Fake service dogs infringe on rights of abled and disabled alike

| March 15, 2017

A disturbing trend has been observed in New York and California: pet owners attempting to pass off their dogs as service dogs. From public transportation to posh restaurants, certain dog owners are either simply calling their dogs service animals, or going as far as to dress their fake service dogs in fake service vests. The […]

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Transgender man removed from public pool locker room, sues

Transgender man removed from public pool locker room, sues

| March 7, 2017

A transgender man is suing New York City after he was asked to leave the men’s locker room of a public pool last July, reports Gothamist. Bryan Ellicot, a 24-year-old who is undergoing hormone therapy and who has identified as a man for the last two years, used a public pool locker room in Staten […]

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Polling place access for the disabled to be improved in New York

Polling place access for the disabled to be improved in New York

| May 22, 2014

Disabled New Yorkers may soon have improved access to polling places. In a lower court decision, a judge had ordered changes at New York City polling locations, according to the Connecticut Post. Last week, a federal appeals court agreed unanimously with that judge’s decision. The written decision, enacted by Manhattan’s 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of […]

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Bollywood celeb advocates hand washing at the United Nations General Assembly

Bollywood celeb advocates hand washing at the United Nations General Assembly

| October 14, 2013

Sanitation meets stardom. The 68th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) witnessed Bollywood celeb, Kajol Devgn campaigning for hand washing to reduce child mortality. Kajol advocated the cause at the Social Good Summit held at the UN Week in New York from September 23 to 25. Speaking at the Social Good Summit, along with other notable […]

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