The birthplace of Pride.
New York stands for Equality & Justice for all LGBTQI people.
Equality New York (EQNY) is an advocacy organization that unites and amplifies the social and political voices of the LGBTQI communities throughout New York State. We work to advance equality and justice for LGBTQI New Yorkers and their families. EQNY uses an intersectional lens to ensure equitable outcomes for our community
COALITION & Priorties
Equality New York (EQNY) is an advocacy organization that unites and amplifies the social and political voices of the LGBTQI communities throughout New York State. EQNY is the largest LGBTQI statewide coalition with 70+ organizations & 5,500 members & counting. Our coalition is led by a 35-person advisory council composed of LGBTQI leaders around the state.
EQNY’s state-wide policy platform focuses on five (5) key domains that affect LGBTQI individuals disproportionately in New York State. In each domain we have identified different statewide strategies that include legislation and budget items that will lead to advancing the lives of all LGBTQI New Yorkers and their families.
LGBTQI communities deserve an efficient and effective statewide voice to:
Consistently build good relationships with government and hold our elected officials accountable;
Be watchdog to ensure our rights continue to expand and stay protected;
Enable LGBTQI people to come together with strength to address issues, concerns, and challenges;
Impact elections to ensure the greatest number of pro-LGBTQI politicians hold office throughout the state.