Ethnicity and Gender

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Sunday was Oneonta's first pride festival. It took on special significance one year after a gunman killed dozens of people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Participants read the names of everyone killed, stood silent for a moment, and hung up a white banner, according to organizer Elayne Mosher Campoli.

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Officials working on the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, which Congress established as a national historical park in January, say there's a lot in store for the facility over the next few years.  

Report Shows Trans People Aren't Treated Equally

Jun 2, 2017

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- A recent report shows transgender people in Pennsylvania--and across the country--face significantly higher-than-average rates of unemployment and poverty. The numbers are part of a country-wide study by the National Center for Transgender Equality. 


Governor Cuomo is announcing a new campaign designed to promote tourism at historic sites  related to equal rights. The campaign is being rolled out in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State. 

Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The first of May--or May Day--saw protests spread across the country as people took off work to voice their frustrations over the Trump Administration's immigration policies.

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(KEYSTONE CROSSROADS) - Most Pennsylvania counties won't hold jail inmates for Immigration and Customs Enforcement without a warrant. They basically can't due to the liability potential established by a 2014 federal court decision

Susan B. Anthony Letters Recovered From Old Barn

Mar 30, 2017

ROCHESTER (WXXI) -  A college in Susan B. Anthony's New York hometown has acquired a trove of 19th-century letters she wrote to a fellow leader in the women's rights movement. 

ICE Apologizes For Mistakes In Detainer Report

Mar 27, 2017
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Immigration authorities say data problems caused inaccuracies in a recent compliance report, and apologized to one Pennsylvania county Friday for the errors.

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - There are reports that at least two protesters were arrested after a demonstration outside the U.S. Border Patrol offices in Irondequoit overnight. Media reports say that a mother and several children were initially taken into custody in Geneseo, and that the children were later released.