New York Transgender Advocacy Group:

Demanding Policy that Protects Against Discrimination

Historically, the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) communities have often been viewed as an afterthought by Cis communities — gay as well as heterosexual. NYTAG’s mission is to advocate for gender-based policies that benefit Transgender and Gender Non-Confirming individuals through building community leaders, educating practitioners, dismantling systems, and influencing policy makers.

We address the lack of inclusiveness that is still prevalent, by equipping our communities with the tools needed to address structural inequalities as well as behavioral aspects that have led to disparities in health and socio-economic opportunities.

NYTAG has always understood that the current disparities that the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming community face are the results of historical and structural violence that can only be addressed effectively by empowering Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming individuals to be effective leaders of their own communities, with a clear and impactful voice in all aspects that affect their lives.

Statistics: Did you know?

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of Trans individuals report being harassed or discriminated against at work

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Black Transgender women are living with HIV

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of Trans individuals have attempted suicide in their lifetime

(compared to the U.S population 4.6%)

of trans individuals who sought coverage for transition related surgery in the past year were denied

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Tackling the Challenges Transgender Individuals Face with a Trauma-Informed Approach:

Our programming & educational curriculum on Transgender and Gender Non-conforming (TGNC) issues is always rooted in using a Trauma-Informed approach. Through this lens we come up with community-based sustainable solutions to the challenges TGNC individuals face.