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There are many ways for Transgender and Gender Non-Confirming New Yorkers to become involved in advocacy and policy.


New York Coalition for Preventing Gender-Identity Discrimination

The New York Coalition for Preventing Gender Identity Discrimination is comprised of a group of 25+ organizations that believe in prioritizing legislation that centers and advances the life of those who identify as Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and/or Non-Binary. This coalition brings together activists from New York City to advocate for policies that will lead to a more equitable NYC for all LGBTQI New Yorkers. The coalition is managed by the New York Transgender Advocacy Group.

The following principles guide all the work we do as part of a coalition:

  • We are not a There is no single agenda that can represent all identities and cultural variances in New York. We acknowledge the LGBTQI communities of New York are intersectionality diverse. 

  • We aim to have a thoughtfully diverse, equitable and inclusionary coalition  that works to implement mechanisms by which those who choose to be involved can gain access and inform our decisions and priorities;

  • We support each others organizations and efforts, recognizing  partnerships are valuable, as we work towards building a powerful voice for LGBTQI people and organizations throughout the state;

  • The challenges of the LGBTQI community are at the intersection of multiple identities: racism, classism, sexism, disability, economic issues and many more are central to supporting LGBTQI people;

  • We recognize the barriers to equal public representation and will endeavour in all actions to be representational of our diverse population, to platform those who are underrepresented, and to raise up the voices of our communities.

2019-2020 Policy Priorities

The New York Coalition for Preventing Gender Identity Discrimination’s Policy Committee leads the development of our annual policy priorities.

Key Priorities at a Glance:

  • Enhancing Data & Understanding of LGBTQI New Yorker

  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education in New York State

  • and much more:

The document below will center the coalitions work in Albany, NY from January 2020 - June 2020.

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Monthly Coalition Calls 

We hold monthly coalition calls to convene as a coalition year around. Join us for one of our upcoming monthly calls.

Call in information: Phone number: (712) 770-5505 Access Code: 55005

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, November  5, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:00PM


2019-2020 Coalition Members

LGBT Bar of Greater New York
LGBTQ+ Caucus New York Capital Region
MORE caucus in the United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
New York City Anti-Violence Project
New York Civil Liberties Union 
New York Transgender Advocacy Group
Pride Center of Staten Island
Princess Janae Place
Stonewall Democrats of NYC
Stonewall Democratic Club of Western New York
The Ackerman Institute for the Family, Gender & Family Project
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
The Pride Center of the Capital Region
The Trevor Project
Trans Educator Network

Association of Legal Aid Attorneys
Brooklyn Legal Services
Beyond Bold And Brave/Black Lesbian Conferences
Blur Communications
Brooklyn Community Pride Center
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Dutchess County Pride Center
Equality New York

Gays Against Guns
Gender Equality New York
GLSEN Hudson Valley

Harlem Pride
Hetrick-Martin Institute

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center
Independent Democrats of Brooklyn
Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club
Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn
Latino Commission on AIDS
Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens

Become a Coalition member

If you are interested in being part of the coalition fill out the form below and you will get invited to the next call.