Thank You Tanya Asapansa Johsnon Walker

Thank You Tanya Asapansa Johsnon Walker

For the last two decades Tanya Asapansa Johsnon Walker has been a pillar of our communities’ fight for equality and justice for TGNCNB and LGBTQI New Yorkers. Most recently she served a term as co-chair of the EQNY boards. In that term she has increased membership, led the Racial Justice …

EQNY Launches #ProtectTransStudents Campaign

EQNY Launches #ProtectTransStudents Campaign

The Transgender & Non-Binary Anti-Discrimination Requirements in Schools billS369 (Hoylman) /A840 (Gottfried) will ensure all TGNCNB students in K-12 education settings will be safer due to the guidelines schools will have to develop. Affirming schools not only help TGNCNB students in their academic performance and social integration but are shown to keep …

Equality New York’s Bodily Autonomy Campaign

Equality New York’s Bodily Autonomy Campaign

In 2021, Equality New York (EQNY) has developed and launched a series of new policy committees to ensure their fight for LGBTQI equality and justice is truly intersectional. EQNY’S Bodily Autonomy Committee has created their first project which will include a social media campaign highlighting what Bodily Autonomy means to New Yorkers. Objectives:  Educating …

EQNY Launches LGBTQI Culture Series

EQNY Launches LGBTQI Culture Series

Equality New York hosts a monthly series spotlighting LGBTQI+ culture creators in an effort to showcase the diversity of our community & support local organizations working on behalf of LGBTQI+ 100% of proceeds will fund Equality New York programming.  Equality New York (EQNY) is an advocacy organization that unites and …

EQNY Joins Rep. Torres & Rep. Maloney to End the Discriminatory Blood Ban

EQNY Joins Rep. Torres & Rep. Maloney to End the Discriminatory Blood Ban

Yesterday, Equality New York’s Co-Chair Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker joined Rep. Ritchie Torres, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, and other LGBTQI organizations at a press conference to support a new resolution that would end the current ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men. The current blood donation policies continue …

Equality New York Defends Your Rights on Fox News

Equality New York Defends Your Rights on Fox News

Friday, April 9, 2021 Last night Fox News gave airtime to a baseless attack on New York’s law protecting our rights. But as your statewide LGBTQI advocates we made sure that the story wasn’t one sided. Thanks to EQNY and longtime champion NY State Senator Brad Hoylman, the voice of reason was heard by millions. (Watch …

2021 EQNY Member Survey

2021 EQNY Member Survey

As you know, the LGBTQI community in New York State is diverse in many ways. Therefore no single plan can represent all of us. Our state is large with different lived experiences and community needs. We know that to be effective, Equality New York must represent all regions, being careful not to over represent …