GENDA Know Your Rights Project

The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which historically passed in January 2019, protects New Yorkers who identify as Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming/Non-Binary (TGNCNB); by including gender identity and expression to existing human rights law. This covers the following domains:

  • Housing

  • Employment

  • Education

  • Public Accommodations and Healthcare

  • Equal Access to Credit

  • Freedom From Harassment

You can learn more about how GENDA impacts the lives of those who identify as TGNCNB by watching to our video series, downloading our one-pager and/or attending a training in your area.

The New York Transgender Advocacy Group, launched their Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) - Know Your Rights Project in June 2020. The project will provide education, training, and resources to New York State residents. The main programming will include GENDA Know Your Rights: educational videos, posters, and in-person/online trainings.

Informational Videos

Hear from a group of TGNC/NB activists share how GENDA protects the community:

GENDA Know Your Rights Posters


This public education tool, GENDA Know Your Rights poster, outlines what the law means, how to identify if you are being discriminated against, and how you can take action to get help. It covers:

  • Housing

  • Employment

  • Education

  • Public Accommodations and Healthcare

  • Equal Access to Credit

  • Freedom From Harassment

You can print out a paper poster by using the download button below or you can request a large laminated poster that can be picked up or mailed to your office/home via:

Call or text: 734-315-0569

Email: Tinora Locke, TGNC/NB Organizer at

Write: New York Transgender Advocacy Group 175 Varick Street NY, NY 10014

These posters should be made visible in the community to help bring awareness of how GENDA protects the TGNC/NB community.

GENDA Training Series

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Join the New York Transgender Advocacy Group for one of our 2-hour GENDA Know Your Rights training. This interactive case-based training will give participants all the information they need to understand how the law affects those who identify as Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming/Non-Binary.

Training Objectives:

After this training, participants will:

  • Identify what falls under discrimination with the passage of GENDA.

  • Know how to report instances of discrimination in all domains of life under GENDA (e.g. housing, employment, etc.)

  • Develop a toolkit of resources that they can use and share with their community.

Dates of Upcoming Trainings:

Long Island
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 6:00PM-8:00PM

Hudson Valley, NY*
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 6:00PM-8:00PM

Albany, NY
Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 6:00PM-8:00PM

New York, New York
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 1:00PM-3:00PM

Binghamton, NY
Monday, September 16, 2019 from 6:00PM-8:00PM

Syracuse, NY
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 6:00PM-8:00PM

Rochester, NY
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6:00PM-8:00PM

Buffalo, NY
Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 6:00PM-8:00PM

Virtual - Online
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 12:00PM-1:30PM

*Hudson Valley has two locations. Select your preferred site using the dropdown below.

Training Modules at a Glance

Overall Objectives

  • Understand gender-based legislation and how it effects TGNC/NB individuals
  • Increase knowledge on TGNC/NB-specific issues at the individual, community, and institutional levels
  • Increase knowledge and skills required for effective advocacy in local, state, and national government
  • Develop an effective communications strategy aimed at furthering a timely and relevant TGNC-specific policy item

Module 1: Introduction & History of GENDA

  • What is the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA)?
  • The history of GENDA.
  • How does GENDA protect TGNC/NB New Yorkers?

Module 2: Domains of Protection

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Public Accommodations and Healthcare
  • Equal Access to Credit
  • Freedom From Harassment

Module 3: Reporting Discrimination

  • Review the reporting process for gender-identify discrimination.
  • Identify resources for though who are discriminated against.
  • How to support TGNC/NB New Yorkers through reporting.

Module 4: Tips for Reporting Discrimination

  • Finding multiple ways to report
  • How to document everything and where to share it
  • Finding legal support (if needed)

Register for the GENDA Training Series

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