New York now gives LGBTQ veterans who were denied an honorable discharge because of their sexual orientation or gender identity the right to apply to have their state veterans’ benefits restored. The bill also restores benefits eligibility for veterans who were less than honorably discharged as a result of military sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury, or post-traumatic stress disorder. New York is the first state in the nation to restore the benefits of LGBTQ veterans who received less than honorable discharges.