A NYTAG State of Mind
First introduced nearly 16 years ago, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) was finally passed by New York’s State Legislature this January. A game-changing piece of legislation for trans and gender non-conforming New Yorkers, GENDA expands the state’s non-discrimination laws to include gender identity and expression. These wide-ranging new legal protections were put in place earlier this year, and cover the areas of housing, employment, education, public accomodations, healthcare, credit, and harassment.
Stonewall grantee partner, New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG), was on the forefront of lobbying for the passage of GENDA. Splitting time between NYC and Albany, NYTAG staff and volunteers successfully mobilized communities across the state to push for broader anti-discrimination protections. Now that GENDA is law, NYTAG has launched a series of “Know Your Rights” workshops to educate transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers about what these new protections mean for them. Held across New York State, these workshops explain the extent of GENDA, and empower participants to report discrimination wherever it happens. Recently moving into a brand-new office space in SoHo, NYTAG shows no signs of slowing down.
We’re honored to support NYTAG in their efforts to make New York a safe and welcoming state for all its residents. Learn more about NYTAG’s workshops here.