enhancing data & understanding of lgbtqi new yorkers campaign

The New York Transgender Advocacy Group is leading the fight in getting the Enhancing Data & Understanding for LGBTQI New Yorkers bill (Bronson A8344; Hoylman S47) passed in New York State. The bill requires the collection of certain demographic information about the sexual orientation and gender identity by certain state agencies, boards and commissions.

While LGBTQI people in this state share geographical and cultural commonalities, they also experience diverse social, educational, health, and economic differences that are unique to their life experiences. Given the diversity of the population, categorizing data for different identities within the population and making the data publicly accessible is critical for enhancing our state's understanding of the needs and experiences of LGBTQI people.

The New York Transgender Advocacy Group will roll out a multi-phased campaign, running from  June 2019 through June 2020 to ensure that LGBTQI New Yorkers are counted and awarded the resources needed to ensure the community thrives.

We have some opportunities for the LGBTQI community and their allies to get involved.

Join us in the conversation using:

#LetsGetCountedNY


Phase 1: Sign the Petition

The Enhancing Data & Understanding for LGBTQI New Yorkers petition will help show elected officials how important it is that we collect data on the LGBTQI community here in New York State.

Sign the petition and DEMAND Governor Cuomo signs the bill so that our community is appropriately counted.

How can you help?

Sign and share the Enhancing Data & Understanding for LGBTQI New Yorkers petition. Sign the petition by clicking on the button below.

#LetsGetCountedNY

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Phase 2: Educate Organizations on Collecting Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation  

The New York Transgender Advocacy Group has created an LGBTQI Data Collection Best Practices document to help organizations collect gender identity and sexual orientation data.

How can you help?

Download the LGBTQI Data Collection Best Practices document and implement it at your organization

Volunteer (and make friends) at an upcoming phone bank to reach out to local organizations.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
12:00pm–2:00pm | 6:00pm–8:00pm

Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:00pm–2:00pm | 6:00pm–8:00pm

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
12:00pm–2:00pm | 6:00pm–8:00pm

All volunteer opportunities take place in our SoHo office: 175 Varick Street New York, NY 10014

Register to Volunteer

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Phase 3: Conduct a State-Wide LGBTQI Demographic & Experiences  Survey

The New York Transgender Advocacy Group will launch a survey to better understand the demographics and needs of LGBTQI New Yorkers from May 1, 2020 -- June 30, 2020.

How can you help?

Sign up to be contacted when the survey goes live! Register below.

#LetsGetCountedNY

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