Advocates Praise Trans Equity Funding in State Budget


The latest New York State budget includes millions of dollars in funding for queer initiatives, including $12.5 million for LGBTQ health and human services as well as a hard-fought $1 million fund for organizations serving transgender individuals in the state.

The budget, finalized in early April after some delays, is drawing praise from advocates who called on lawmakers to bolster funding for trans-led organizations at a time when broad LGBTQ-related funding has not always reached transgender and gender non-conforming communities.