engage with equality new york

Equality New York is the proud home of over 5,000 members throughout New York State. Collectively, they engage and mobilize in ways that help Equality New York reach their mission of advancing the lives of all LGBTQI New Yorkers and their families. 

Our members are given the training and tools needed to identify, create, and mobilize movement in their communities. They are also given opportunities to join community projects, build their networks, lobby for legislation, and elect pro-LGBTQI candidates. Find out more about membership and volunteer opportunities below:

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Membership: Stronger Together

At any level, your membership matters.

Member at Large

Free

Monthly newsletter;

Access to policy & advocacy webinars;

Invites to regional events & networking opportunities;

Quarterly member meetings including in-depth training; 

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Activist

$5/month or $60/yr

Monthly Newsletter;

Access to policy & advocacy webinars;

Invites to regional events and networking opportunities 

Quarterly member meetings including in-depth training 

Free entry to one (1) paid networking event annually; 

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Advisor

$10/month or $120/yr

Monthly Newsletter;

Access to policy & advocacy webinars;

Invites to regional events & networking opportunities; 

Quarterly member meetings including in-depth training; 

Free entry to one (1) paid networking event annually;

EQNY Pride, Power, Progress Sticker.

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Leader

$25/month or $300/yr

Monthly Newsletter;

Access to policy & advocacy webinars;

Invites to regional events and networking opportunities; 

Quarterly member meetings including in-depth training; 

Free entry to one (1) paid networking event annually;

EQNY Pride, Power, Progress Sticker.

EQNY Pride, Power, Progress T-shirt;

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For any questions regarding membership, don't hesitate to contact us!

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Volunteer: Build Community 

Your time, helps us make a larger impact.

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The success of Equality New York (EQNY) relies on volunteers like you. EQNY is a small (but mighty) grassroots organization that works to advance the lives of all LGBTQI New Yorkers. As a statewide organization we have a lot of ground to cover. From get out the vote (GOTV) campaigns and candidate phone banks to exhibiting at a local pride festival or event, all our volunteers contribute to us making New York a safer and just place for all LGBTQI individuals.

Below, you can find multiple opportunities to get involved.  

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The EQNY Field Team focuses on mobilizing for LGBTQI rights in their local communities and districts. The EQNY Field Team works on advancing local initiatives, all while building a network of like minded people in your area. 

Field Leader(s) are in charge of empowering and mobilizing their local field team. 
*In order to be a Field Leader you must attend one or more of Equality New York’s LGBTQI Advocacy Institutes.

Equality New York (EQNY) Ambassadors help recruit and retain members through strategic networking and marketing of initiatives and programs.  EQNY Ambassadors are committed to joining a group of like minded people that come together both in person and online to advance the lives of LGBTQI New Yorkers by spreading information and knowledge about ways to get involved in local and state level policy and politics.

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Individuals who become an Advocacy & Policy Volunteers help put on Equality New York’s most iconic event, LGBTQI Advocacy Day. The Advocacy & Policy Volunteers help with content, support, logistics, and more.

Advocacy & Policy Volunteers partner with our Organizational Coalition Members who make up 80+ New York State organizations that work year around to advance the lives of LGBTQI individuals.