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File #: Int 2203-2021    Version: * Name: Establishment of a drag laureate program.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Aging
On agenda: 1/6/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to the establishment of a drag laureate program
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the establishment of a drag laureate program, pursuant to which the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Director of the Office of Nightlife, would annually choose a drag laureate. The drag laureate would act as an ambassador to local businesses and LGBTQ+ spaces and would promote arts and culture in the City.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2203, 2. Int. No. 2203, 3. January 6, 2021 - Charter Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Charter Meeting 1-6-21, 5. Minutes of the Charter Meeting - January 6, 2021

Int. No. 2203

 

By Council Members Van Bramer, Menchaca and Kallos

 

A Local Law in relation to the establishment of a drag laureate program

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Definitions. For purposes of this local law, the following terms have the following meanings:

City. The term “city” means the city of New York.

LGBTQ plus. The term “LGBTQ plus” means lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning, and other non-heterosexual sexual orientations or non-cisgender gender identities.

§ 2. The commissioner of cultural affairs, in collaboration with the director of the office of nightlife, shall establish a drag laureate program. Pursuant to such program, the commissioner of cultural affairs, in collaboration with the director of the office of nightlife, shall appoint, no later than January 30 of each year, an individual to serve as a drag laureate. Such drag laureate shall:

a. Serve as an ambassador to local businesses and LGBTQ plus spaces; and

b. Promote arts and culture in the city.

§ 3. Subject to appropriation, the commissioner of cultural affairs shall provide the drag laureate with a fee and in-kind resources to facilitate the performance of the duties of the drag laureate.

§ 4. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

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