Support LGBTQ+ Justice in NY!

Sign our petition to pass laws that will protect and affirm LGBTQ+ and all marginalized New Yorkers, addressing the urgent issues that our communities face. Help us fight discrimination against queer and trans people, support elders, and preserve health care access.

We need your support for:

  • The Gender Identity Respect, Dignity, and Safety Act
  • TGNCNB Anti-Discrimination Requirements in Schools
  • The LGBT Long-Term Care Facility Bill of Rights
  • Repeal Pharmacy Carve-out



By deepening our advocacy, working alongside state legislators, and amplifying the needs of our communities, we are committed to building a New York that protects, affirms, and celebrates all LGBTQ+ people.

Petition Delivery

This petition is created in partnership with The RiseOut Coalition. It will be delivered to New York State legislators. For more information about The Center’s RiseOut advocacy initiative, and to learn how you can get involved, visit​

Legislative Priorities

New Yorkers who identify across the gender spectrum continue to experience profound barriers to safe environments to be who they are without discrimination and mistreatment. This bill requires state and local correctional facilities to house trans, gender nonconforming, nonbinary, and intersex (TGNCNBI) people consistently with their gender identities, and ensures that correctional officers and staff address people by their correct names and pronouns. It also guarantees access to commissary items, clothing, and other materials that are consistent with gender identities.

Protects TGNCNB kids in New York, by ensuring that New York’s public school districts establish anti-discrimination policies and procedures for TGNCNB students.

This bill would ensure that LGBTQ+ elders in long-term care facilities are protected from discrimination by requiring staff who interact with residents to be trained on the best practices for caring for LGBTQ+ older people.

Prevents harmful changes to the 340B Medicaid drug discount program. Without 340B, the carve-out would stall our state’s progress on the fight against HIV/AIDS, threaten critical access to health care, force drastic cuts to community health providers, and cost New York State millions of dollars.