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NYTAG provides culturally sensitive educational trainings to organizations, groups, and legislators/Policy makers throughout New York

Faith Based Institutions

The New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG) educates faith-based institutions on Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) issues and how to best serve them. Our interactive curriculum includes case studies allowing participants to learn through real life examples of serving the TGNC community. This 4-module training is dedicated towards faith based institutions with the mission of creating successful relationships with the TGNC community. Every module is designed to emphasize skills such as the using of using affirming language, advocating for members of your community, fighting off bias, and using your role as a faith-based organization to promote wellness in the TGNC community.


Overall Objectives

  • Develop appropriate language to describe members of the TGNC community, their experiences, and their specific needs
  • Reflect on personal and community-level biases that exist within faith-based contexts and how they might impact their relationships with members of the TGNC community
  • Discuss how faith-based communities can advocate on behalf of, or serve as partners/allies in addressing the disparities in, TGNC communities
  • Apply effective strategies to better support the needs of the TGNC community and promote their overall wellness

Moving Towards a Solution

Module 1

The Importance of Using Affirming Language

Module 3

Faith-Based Partners as Advocates for TGNC Communities

Module 2

Bias Against TGNC Communities in Faith-Based Communities

Module 4

Role of Faith-Based Communities in Promoting Wellness for TGNC Individuals