Carmelyn Malalis, Thank You For Coming Out (While Staying In)

In this week’s episode of the Gay City News podcast “Thank You For Coming Out,” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt (they/ them) welcomes Chair and Commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights Carmelyn P. Malalis (she/her).

Carmelyn was appointed Chair and Commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the city agency tasked with combating discrimination in New York City, in 2014 following more than a decade in private practice as an advocate for employees’ rights in the workplace. Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Malalis was a partner at Outten & Golden LLP where she co-founded and co-chaired its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Workplace Rights Practice Group. While in the private sector, she worked with several organizations on amicus briefs, pro bono, and other projects, including Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the ACLU and its local affiliates, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and others.

She has served on a number of boards and advisory groups, including the New York City Bar Association’s Executive Committee and its Committee on LGBTQ Rights; Human Rights Watch’s Advisory Committee of the LGBT Rights Project; the Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession of the American Bar Association’s Section on Labor and Employment Law; and the board of Queers for Economic Justice. She lives in Brooklyn with her wife and two children.

As queer people, we are constantly coming out, and each coming out story is unique in its blend of humor, heartache, worry, and wonder. “Thank You For Coming Out,” inspired by Dubbs’ beloved live comedy show of the same name, pairs them as host with lesbian, gay, trans, bi, non-binary, and more members of the queer community to discuss their coming out stories.

Listen in to our latest incredible journey into the LGBTQ communities’ vulnerable and often hilarious stories of coming out.

Presented by Gay City News, “Thank You For Coming Out” is one of the podcast offerings of Schneps Broadcasting, which also includes “Power Women” hosted by Schneps Media president and publisher Victoria Schneps-Yunis, “Brooklyn Paper Radio” hosted by editor Zach Gewelb, and “El Correo Radio” hosted by editor Karmina Fonseca.