Advocacy at The Center

The Center is a hub for LGBTQ+ activism and advocacy, and a catalyst for progressive social change. Our advocacy work is grounded in creating a strategic policy agenda with benchmarks for achieving success, including policy analysis, forums, and enforcement efforts covering the issues that most impact New York’s LGBTQ+ community.

Contact Your Representatives

New York State elected officials are in office to represent the interests of all New Yorkers—including the LGBTQ+ community. It's up to all of us to hold them accountable to this duty!

Volunteer with the RiseOut Action Team

The RiseOut Action Team is a volunteer group designed to equip the next generation of leaders with the tools and resources they need to be strong advocates for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers.

New York LGBT Health & Human Services Network

The Network works to improve the quality of resources and care that each organization can offer to this community.

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Mobilize Your Community

You can help combat misconceptions and apathy, and make sure people know that elections help shape the future. If you have an opinion on what should be done, from school board elections to judicial selections, then voting is the first step to making that happen.

The Center is a proud member of the Equality Federation, a social justice, advocacy, and capacity-building organization serving and supporting state-based LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations. The Center is also a proud member of the New York Civic Engagement Table, a statewide network of organizations working on civic and electoral engagement.


Your support is crucial to ensuring the health, safety, and rights of LGBTQ+ individuals and their families in New York City.

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