June is Pride Month, when millions of Americans come together to honor and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
Fifty-two years ago the movement began with the Stonewall uprising in New York City as LGBTQ+ protestors rose up to fight police mistreatment and to gain equality within society.
“In the years since, there have been losses and victories in the road to equality. We have more work to do, especially for transgender people of color, who often still face hostility and discrimination.
“I have worked hard to make the Office of the State Comptroller one of fairness and inclusion and will continue to use its power to ensure that all New Yorkers are treated with dignity and respect,” DiNapoli said.