History

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The New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG) started as a series of late-night conversations and meetings between activists and peers involved in the fight for transgender rights. Many of these founding members had been organizing before the “trans” label or identity had become a term. Our small founding group was comprised primarily of transgender women of color who met through the programming offered by Housing works. In these meetings, this group imagined what it would be like to not to just attend other organizations’ programs, but to create their own collective organization that embodied and was led by lived experiences of trans women of color.