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

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 …

EQNY’S 30-Day Wellness Challenge

Join Equality New York (EQNY) for a 30-Day Wellness Challenge. During the month of April, dozens of New Yorkers will engage in 30 days of wellness practices to help improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. This challenge will help decrease burnout, fuel creativity, and foster self-care. Spread the Word:  Join me …

2021 NYS LGBTQI Virtual Advocacy Day

You are invited to attend the annual 2021 NYS LGBTQI Virtual Advocacy Day on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Advocacy Day is your chance to virtually meet 300+ LGBTQI individuals and allies from around the state. Collectively you will advocate for policies that will lead to a more equitable state for all LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, …

EQNY 2020 Year in Review

2020 was a very challenging year for most New Yorkers. In addition to battling a deadly pandemic, our community was constantly battling the Trump Administration’s anti-LGBTQI policy rollbacks and defending our existence in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).  All year, Equality New York and our 5,000 members …

VICTORY: We Repealed the #WalkingWhileTrans Ban

We repealed New York’s archaic, unfairly-applied statute on loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution also known as the “Walking While Trans” bill.  This is so important because Transgender women who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are disproportionately targeted for arrest because of their identity. This has made …

Spring 2021 LGBTQI Advocacy Day Application Now Open

Applications for the 2021 Spring LGBTQI Advocacy Institute cohort are now open. Our programming provides the training needed to understand the theoretical and programmatic components of effective organizing, along with the tools needed to implement a successful campaign in local communities. The LGBTQI Advocacy Institute is a joint program run by Equality New York and NYC Pride …