NYTAG provides culturally sensitive educational trainings to organizations, groups, and legislators/Policy makers throughout New York
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). NYTAG believes that by offering education and trainings, we can help dismantle negative stereotypes and build bridges–all with the end goal of creating and implementing policies that protect against discrimination.
Transgender & GNC Community Advisory Group (Micro)
In order to better understand how to serve our community, NYTAG has created its own Community Advisory Group (CAG). The CAG meets twice a year, and is comprised of those who identify as TGNC, those who serve them, and their allies. This group helps identify the issues, concerns, and needs that are most relevant and urgent to the TGNC community in New York State.
TGNC & Ally Advocate Development Program (Micro)
The TGNC & Ally Advocate Development Program consists of 6 modules that equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully advocate for the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) community. The program runs twice a year (Fall & Spring). It is open to individuals who identify as TGNC, as well as anyone else 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, better allowing them to continue engaging in advocacy work and minimizing burnout. Each month, NYTAG will host a different facilitator and focus on a new topic, always through 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 a carefully developed curriculum, panels, and seminars. The curricula are tailored to specific groups and include relevant case studies to help participants absorb information. The types of trainings we offer 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