Advocates Call for New York State Trans Equity Fund

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One year after California established a $13 million wellness and equity fund to support transgender people in the state, advocates in New York are calling on Governor Kathy Hochul to bring the same initiative to the Empire State.

A group of eight trans leaders delivered a letter to the governor requesting the allocation of resources specifically dedicated to transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folks in the state to offset the lack of funding distributed to trans-led organizations. Even when funds are directed to the LGBTQ community, advocates say that money doesn’t always directly benefit trans New Yorkers.

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