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RiseOut: Our Vision for LGBTQ Equality

There has been no major legislation advancing LGBTQ equality in New York State since 2011. Our community, more than 1 million of us in New York State, mostly plays defense. A coordinated agenda for the advancement of LGBTQ-affirming policies and protections is absent, and existing protections are inadequately enforced and inaccessible to many.

But just imagine the impact we would make if New York’s LGBTQ community came together, as diverse individuals, organizations and allies, to coordinate our efforts, amplify our voices and articulate our vision of a world defined by equity and justice. The Center is working to make that dream a reality through RiseOut, its statewide advocacy initiative.

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Fighting for LGBTQ Rights

The RiseOut People’s Platform represents a shared vision of justice and equity for the future of the LGBTQ community in New York State. Community leaders from every region in New York worked in collaboration to develop this inclusive, people-centered plan to advance LGBTQ-affirming legislation and policies in New York. It is an agenda that reflects our values as a diverse, intersectional community and our goal to create lasting change by fighting to:

  • Advance Equity & Inclusion for Transgender & Gender Nonconforming People
  • Increase Access to Affirming Mental Health Services
  • Promote Restorative Justice Principles
  • Ensure LGBTQ Visibility & Affirmation
  • Demand Economic Justice
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RISEOUT BOOTCAMP

RiseOut Bootcamp is a one-stop-shop for advocacy and civic engagement, where people at every level of advocacy expertise can learn strategies, tips and recommendations for how to take action to make a difference for LGBTQ rights statewide.

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