Working alongside elected officials, community activists, and policy leaders, the NEW Pride Agenda advocates on behalf of the LGBTQ community regarding New York’s budget and legislative priorities.
Develop a separate funding stream for the implementation of Gender Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which extends civil rights protections to all members of the LGBTQ community.
Supporting $1 million in new funding for statewide awareness training and implementation of GENDA. Funding should be directed to CBOs that have a track record of hiring and mentoring TGNC/NB members of our community, in support of Transgender workforce development needs.
Double the LGBTQ Health and Human Services budget from approximately $5 to $10 million annually in next year’s Executive Budget.
Supporting the LGBTQ Network to expand the Health and Human Services budget in accordance with their identified priorities.
Create Cabinet Interagency Task Force for implementation of GENDA/DASA across all state agencies.
Support full implementation of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), which encourages schools to share best-practices on bullying prevention.
Supporting the exploration or expansion of existing appropriation of $2 million at the State Education Department to fully implement DASA.