In Albany, Sean Ryan has been a leader on civil rights legislation. A co-sponsor of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, Sean Ryan has stood for the equal rights of all Western New Yorkers. He has been at the forefront of the fight for GENDA and transgender civil rights in NYS, and he and his staff have been tremendously involved with SDWNY and the greater LGBTQ advocacy community in advocating for the importance of gender identity and expression protections in his Assembly district and beyond.
“In the world of government politics and advocacy, there are allies and there are friends,” said Bryan Ball, president of SDWNY. “Sean Ryan is one of the best examples of a government leader who is an ally and a friend, an advocate who has been called to government based on real issues and the needs of the people. Sean Ryan has stood with not only the LGBTQ community in our civil rights movement for years; he has been a steadfast ally in similar progressive fights, there with us on the front lines. I could not be more proud to have him as my representative in the Assembly. Stonewall Democrats are proud to stand with him, and work for his reelection to the state legislature."