On Monday Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the inaugural New York State LGBTQ Fellowship to serve in the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer to ensure inclusiveness and fair representation in state government. According to the Governor’s office the inaugural fellowship will be named in recognition of the legacies of Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Edie Windsor in recognition of their groundbreaking work in the fight for equal rights. Cuomo also announced the 2019 World Pride Ambassadors Competition to highlight the diversity of New York’s LGBTQ community prior to the event next year.