The New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG) takes a holistic approach when working to advance the lives of those who identify as Transgender or Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC). By educating and training, NYTAG believes we can dismantle stereotypes and build bridges which will lead to policies that protect against discrimination.
Transgender & GNC Community Advisory Group (Micro)
In order to best serve the community, NYTAG has created its own Community Advisory Group (CAG). The CAG meets formally twice a year and is comprised of those who identify as TGNC, those who serve them, and allys living throughout New York State. This group helps identify issues, concerns, and needs that are most relevant and urgent to the TGNC community.
Policy Advocacy Program (Micro) TGNC & Ally Advocate Development Program
The TGNC & Ally Advocate Development Program consists of 6 modules that teach individuals the skills and knowledge needed to be an advocate for the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) community. The program runs twice a year (Fall & Spring). The programing is offered to individuals who identify as TGNC and anyone who wishes to advocate on behalf of gender-based legislation.
Community Wellness Groups (Micro)
Once a month, NYTAG hosts a community wellness group that focuses on ways in which individuals can address their own well-being which allows them to continue to engage in advocacy work and minimizes burnout. Each month, NYTAG will host a different facilitator to focus on a new topic, always with a trauma-informed lens, that will help the community thrive.
Education and Training (Mezzo)
NYTAG provides education and training for professionals and service providers through curriculum, panels, and seminars. The curriculum is tailored to specific groups and include relevant case studies to help participants absorb information. The types of trainings are broken into the following service groups:
Health Care Providers
Hospitals, Community Health Centers, Emergency Departments, Substance Use Programs
Non-Profit Professional & Organizations
Housing, Employment, Education
Faith Based Leaders and Institutions
Churches, Temples, Mosques
New York Police Department (NYPD) & Corrections
Police & Corrections Officers
Policy Makers & Politicians
City Council, Elected Officials, Staffers
Advocacy and Lobbying (Macro)
Through partnerships with other impactful organizations, NYTAG provides opportunities for community members to engage in lobbying and advocacy work on the City, State and Federal level. NYTAG’s advocacy initiatives consistently align with their policy agenda. Some current public polices being supported by NYTAG include:
- Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA)
- Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Safe Zones
- Center of Trans Excellence