The NYCLU fights for the rights of LGBT individuals in a number of ways. Our advocacy focuses on outreach, community organizing, public education, trainings, forums, direct advocacy with local and state legislators, and of course, Pride celebrations.
Become an active participant in the fight for LGBT rights by getting involved in our work. Our success depends on your help.

Public Education

  • Equality and Justice Day
    Join us for New York’s largest LBGT rights lobby day, on Tuesday, April 28th. This yearly event is a powerful showing of the strength of the LGBT and straight ally community. Take a day off to fight for equality and justice. Click here to register.
  • Pride Celebrations
  • Marriage Fairness
  • Safe Schools
  • Safe Schools in NYS
  • Transgender Rights
  • LGBTQ Youth
  • Get your voice heard!
    Calling your representative, both in the Senate and the Assembly is a great way to get your voice heard. Writing a hand-written letter is also a powerful way for your legislator to hear from you. Click here to find out who your legislator is.
    Call them in support of the three LGBT Legislative priorities or thank them for their support on certain issues.

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