Transgender Advocacy In New York State

NYAGRA: New York Association of Gender Rights Advocacy
Manhattan: 24 W. 25th St., 9th Floor
(212) 675-3288
NYAGRA advocates for freedom of gender identity and expression for all.

Capital Region

Capital Pride Center: Trans Pride
Trans Pride is a program of the Pride Center of the Capital Region, working to connect, support, and empower the transgender and gender non-conforming community in the Capital Region. The program includes Trans Meet and Greet, Trans Pride Discussion Group, Education and Professional Development on Transgender Issues, and Transgender-Specific Resources in the Capital Region.

Long Island

LITE (Long Island Transgender Experience) at Long Island LGBT Center
Bay Shore, NY: 34 Park Ave.
(631) 665-2300
Garden City, NY: 400 Garden City Plaza, Suite 110
(516) 323-0011
Long Island Trans Experience (LITE) offers support groups for trans people and partners/family/friends; periodic Name Change Clinic; Mental Health; 12-step Recovery; services for GLBT Seniors; Anti-Violence Project; Adoptive Parent Prep Class; Parenting Support Group; SAGE-LI, youth programming, and computers.

New York City

Audre Lorde Project: TransJustice Political Group
TransJustice Coordinator: Elliot Fukui
212.463.0342 ext.13, gro.pla|iukufe#gro.pla|iukufe
TransJustice mobilizes TGNC people of color around: access to jobs, housing, and education; Trans-sensitive healthcare, HIV-related services, job-training programs; and resisting police, government and anti-immigrant violence.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center
Brooklyn: 310 Atlantic Avenue
(347) 889-7719
The Brooklyn Community Pride Center provides a safe, common space offering physical and mental health services, social support, recreational and cultural programming, as well as being a hub of information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in Brooklyn.
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CK Life: Community Kinship Life - Trans Health Clinic
(347) 881-7005
Bronx: 1067 Ogden Avenue
Aims to provide Trans individuals with tools to achieve personal goals with a sense of community and kinship. Offers Primary Care, HIV Care, Hormone Therapy, Trans-Affirmative GYN, STI screenings and HIV counseling/Testing, short term mental health counseling and referrals. Additionally offers assistance in accessing transition related surgeries.

LGBT Community Center: Gender Identity Project
Manhattan: 208 W. 13th Street
(212) 620-7310
Gender Identity Project offers individual peer counseling, referrals, identity-based support groups: Masculine Spectrum; Feminine Spectrum; Partners, Family, and Friends; and TGNC Parents.

Queens Pride House: Transgender Support Group
Jackson Heights: 76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206
(718) 429-5309
The transgender support group is open to everyone on the 'gender spectrum,' no matter how they identify. Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.

Staten Island LGBT Center: TRANSitors
Staten Island: 25 Victory Blvd 3rd Floor
(718) 808-1351
TRANSistors is a community-building weekly event for anyone who identifies as transgender or gender non-conforming. Discussions focus on issues relevant to the Trans experience on topics such as: identifying as Trans and coming and living out in Staten Island; personal health and safety; hormone therapy; transphobia within the community; family support and acceptance; legislative protections for the community and politics; relationships; accessing LGBT services; and social activities.
Group meets every other Tuesday night from 7:30-8:30 PM. Please call the front desk at 718.808.1360 for information and meeting dates.

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
Manhattan: 151 West 19th St., Suite 1103
(646) 862-9396
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

Transgender Health Initiative of New York
Meets at LGBT Community Center in Manhattan
(347) 328-6710
The Transgender Health Initiative of New York is a project of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, as well as Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, to work to ensure that transgender and gender non-conforming people can access health care in a safe, respectful, and non-discriminatory manner. The Health Initiative has worked with local hospitals and governmental departments to create policy changes, and continues to work towards improving access to care for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

Western New York

The Buffalo Belles
The Buffalo Belles are a social and support group for crossdressers, transvestites, transexuals, intersex individuals, and other transgender individuals. The group's goals are to be a resource for transgender people in Buffalo and Western New York, to provide support to transgender people as well as their families, and to be a social group.

Pride Center of Western New York: GIST
GIST: Gender Identity Support and Talk is a group that supports transgender people at all stages of exploring one's gender identity. Open to MTF, FTM, genderqueer/gender non conforming people, people who are intersex, and people who are questioning their gender identity. Contact the center to register.

Pride Center of Western New York: Transgeneration
Monthly discussion group that provides a safe space to meet for mutual support, friendship, and social activities, promoting the exploration of gender in a positive and affirming environment. For people who identify as transgender, transexual, gender - queer or questioning gender identity.

Spectrum: Transgender Group of Western New York
(716) 748-1705
Spectrum is a transgender-focused group of Western New York, aimed to provide a support structure for transgender individuals and their families, friends, and allies; to assist individuals in their search for answers and comprehension of their gender identity and expression; to serve as an educational resource; and to serve as advocates.

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