Trans people are among the most marginalized people in America. Trans women of color and youth are especially vulnerable in a society that does not legally or socially value the safety and dignity of transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people. Here in New York we have a variety of protections but have not yet passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) and have much more work to do to secure social support and cultural competency among service providers to ensure all trans people can live their lives to their fullest potential.
On February 23rd, 2017, Equality New York joined with over 40 organizations and elected officials to respond to the Trump-Pence administration’s attack of Trans students. The administration decided to rescind hard won and carefully compiled, research based guidance that supported the safety and dignity of TGNC students. As a community we rose up, and we are committed to building on that energy to pursue a world in which all LGBTQI people have justice and equality.
NY Organizations that Support our Trans Communities.
Supporting the organizations that supporting our communities is essential to creating a state where all LGBTQI people are safe, secure, and supported in the ways that are right for them.
Black Lesbian Conference
Caribbean Equality Project
Circle of Voices, Inc.
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
Depressed Black Gay Men
Equality New York
Freedom for All Americans
Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats (GLID)
Global Network of Black Pride
Heritage of Pride l NYC Pride
Human Rights Campaign
Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club
Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn
Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens
LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent
Marriage Equality USA
NewFest: New York’s LGBT Film and Media Arts Organization
NYC Black Pride
NYC Commission on Human Rights
NYC Equality Coalition
NYC Pride & Power
Planned Parenthood of New York City
Pride for Youth
QuERI — The Queering Education Research Institute
Rivers of Living Water Ministries
Stonewall Community Foundation
Stonewall Democratic Club of New York
The Ali Forney Center
The Gatekeepers Collective
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)
The New York City Anti-Violence Project
The Trevor Project
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