Queens elected officials urge governor to establish $15 million transgender wellness fund


Queens lawmakers rallied on the Million Dollar Staircase at the Capitol building in Albany on March 24 with transgender advocates and their allies. The group called on Governor Kathy Hochul and legislative leadership to establish a $15 million Statewide Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund in the 2023 budget.

The fund would enable an unprecedented investment in New York’s transgender and gender-expansive communities by providing tailored services, expanding organizational capacities and resourcing tangible initiatives geared toward empowering the transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) community and improving health and wellness outcomes.