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There are many ways for Transgender and Gender Non-Confirming New Yorkers to become involved in advocacy and policy.


New York State LGBTQI State-Wide Coalition

The New York State LGBTQI State-Wide Coalition is comprised over 50+ organizations and is managed by the New York Transgender Advocacy Group and Equality New York. The coalition brings together activists from around the state to advocate for policies that will lead to a more equitable New York for all LGBTQI New Yorkers. The following principles guide all the work we do as part of a coalition:

  • We acknowledge the LGBTQI communities of New York are diverse in many ways and there is no single agenda that can entirely represent all LGBTQI New Yorkers; 

  • We aim to have a thoughtfully diverse, equitable and inclusionary coalition  that works to implement mechanisms by which those who choose to be involved can gain access and inform our decisions and priorities;

  • Achieving full protections for our trans communities is a high priority in a state where most other legal protections are provided;

  • The challenges of the LGBTQI community are at the intersection of multiple identities: racism, classism, sexism, economic issues and many more are central to supporting LGBTQI people;

  • We support each others organizations and efforts, recognizing  partnerships are valuable, as we work towards building a powerful voice for LGBTQI people and organizations throughout the state;

  • New York is a large state with different lived experiences in different areas of the state. An LGBTQI state coalition must represent all of these areas, being intentional not to over-represent the New York City region.

2019-2020 Policy Priorities

The New York State Advocacy Day Coalition has produced a list of policy priorities for our advocacy day and 2019. These policy priorities will be used during the elected official visits and  inform the curriculum we provide to the community.

Help us move our Equality Platform Forward.

Join the Coalition. 


Monthly Coalition Calls 

We hold monthly coalition calls to convene as a coalition year around. Join us for one of our upcoming monthly calls.

Call in information: Phone number: (712) 770-5505 Access Code: 55005

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Policy Day 2019 hIGHLIGHTS 

 We had over 200 individuals join us for the 2019 TLGBQI Advocacy Day. See some photos below:

2019-2020 Coalition Members

LGBT Bar of Greater New York
LGBTQ+ Caucus New York Capital Region
MORE caucus in the United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
New York City Anti-Violence Project
New York Civil Liberties Union 
New York Transgender Advocacy Group
Pride Center of Staten Island
Princess Janae Place
Stonewall Democrats of NYC
Stonewall Democratic Club of Western New York
The Ackerman Institute for the Family, Gender & Family Project
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
The Pride Center of the Capital Region
The Trevor Project
Trans Educator Network

Association of Legal Aid Attorneys
Brooklyn Legal Services
Beyond Bold And Brave/Black Lesbian Conferences
Blur Communications
Brooklyn Community Pride Center
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Dutchess County Pride Center
Equality New York

Gays Against Guns
Gender Equality New York
GLSEN Hudson Valley

Harlem Pride
Hetrick-Martin Institute

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center
Independent Democrats of Brooklyn
Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club
Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn
Latino Commission on AIDS
Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens

Become a Coalition member

If you are interested in being part of the coalition fill out the form below and you will get invited to the next call. 

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