NEW YORK, N.Y. (WENY) -- On the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a package of bills into laws that aims to support LGBTQ+ New Yorkers and people living with AIDS.

The new laws prohibit insurance co-payments for drugs that prevent or treat HIV or AIDS. The newly minted laws also ban insurers from restricting or delaying those drugs too. These new laws were signed to coincide with the opening ceremony of the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center in New York City.

Friday marks 55 years since the Stonewall riots, which sparked similar movements across the county and world. Governor Hochul said this legislative package is designed to uplift and protect the LGBTQ+ community.

Gov. Hochul said, "When there's assaults on LGBTQ+ rights all across America, we are the vanguard. We are the fighters. The torch has been passed to us as New Yorkers to honor those rights that were so hard fought for, and it's up to us to make sure that the torch glows even brighter before it's passed to the next generation."

A new law also included in the package: a subway stop near the Stonewall Inn will be renamed: Christopher Street - Stonewall National Monument Station.