ROCHESTER (WXXI) - An open letter has been signed by a number of professors outside the University of Rochester condemning the administration for its response to allegations of sexual harassment. 

Over 200 professors from universities and colleges both in the United States and abroad have signed a letter to the UR board of trustees saying, "In the present circumstances, they cannot in good conscience encourage students to pursue educational or employment opportunities at the University of Rochester." 

New York’s Lt. Gov., Kathy Hochul, is marking the 100 year anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the state. But, as Hochul told Karen DeWitt in an interview with public radio and television, women still have a ways to go to gain true equality.   


ROCHESTER (WXXI) - A SUNY Geneseo professor is at the center of a controversy regarding a presentation slide about transgender individuals he reportedly used in class. 

The slide posted and shared on social media was titled "Female or Shemale? Can you tell?" and featured 16 photos of women. Sociology professor David Sorbello then allegedly asked students to label which women on screen were trans women.

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ALBANY (WSKG) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in his first remarks since President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that he was banning transgender people from the military, condemned the action as “terrible" and “hateful,” and said it is contrary to American values. 

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. 

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - A new study published Monday evaluated the relationship between state same-sex marriage policies and suicide attempts in youth identifying as a sexual minority.


ROCHESTER (WXXI) - The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced this week that transgender boys will now be allowed to join its scouting programs. 

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(WXXI) Attorney Ann Williams meets her 33-year-old client for the first time at a legal clinic in Rochester, NY. She asks him questions about what it’s like to have one name and gender legally and another name and gender in his daily life.

Women's History Month On WSKG/WSQX

Mar 3, 2016

Marking Women's History Month, a series of radio and video (see below) documentaries airing online and on WSQX Radio throughout March and into April explore the lives of women and girls. Produced by the same people who bring you programs like All Things Considered, The World and The Takeaway, these documentaries air Saturdays at noon on WSQX as part of our PortFolio series.




April 16, The Takeaway - Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Legislation that would protect transgender New Yorkers from discrimination in housing, employment and education is getting a renewed push.  
Events planned in New York, Albany and Rochester on Thursday are intended to encourage state lawmakers to enact the measure, which has passed the state Assembly repeatedly but faces obstacles in the Senate.