LGBTQ Member Resources


Dignity for All Students Act

This site offers updates and resources for New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act), which was enacted to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.

New York State Trans Guide

Resources provided by the Empire State Pride Agenda.

Human Rights Campaign

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees often face unique challenges at their places of employment. Find resources on everything from coming out to addressing workplace discrimination.

NEA- School Employee's Guide to LGBT Issues

This guide was written to help educators and students address and eliminate the bullying and harassment that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender educators and students experience in public schools.

For more information, contact the NEA's Safety, Bias, & GLBT Issues Program

NEA Diversity Toolkit: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Includes information about main issues and strategies.


Mission-The NEA-GLBTC, in order to eliminate institutional discrimination and homophobia, monitors and participates in the development of NEA policies and activities, provides resources and fosters better communication among educators, students, and communities. The National Education Association Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Caucus was founded in the 1980's by a handful of NEA Members seeking to provide a means of professional support for gay and lesbian colleagues.

A School Employee’s Guide to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues

This guide was written to help educators and students address and eliminate the bullying and harassment that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender educators and students experience in public schools.


The AFT Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Caucus serves members of the American Federation of Teachers. This national caucus is open to membership from any AFT member. We will include, in future postings, contacts for membership opportunity.

Creating a Positive Work Environment for LGBT Faculty: What Higher Education Unions Can Do

AFL-CIO Pride at Work

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender labor and our allies. UNION YES! Pride At Work is a non-profit organization and an officially recognized constituency group of the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations.) We organize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community for social and economic justice. In addition to national Pride at Work, more than 20 Chapters organize at the state and local level around the country.

We seek full equality for LGBT Workers in our workplaces and unions. We work towards creating a Labor Movement that cherishes diversity, encourages openness, and ensures safety & dignity. We aim to educate the LGBT Community about the benefits of a union contract for LGBT working people, and to build support and solidarity for the union movement in the LGBT community.

We organize in the spirit of the union movement's historic motto, "An Injury to One is An Injury to All." We oppose all forms of discrimination on the job and in our unions based on sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion or political views.


UFT LGBT Support & Actions

Our parent union’s American Federation of Teachers Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Caucus more specifically serves our LGBT member community. Our union also established an LGBT hotline so that we may offer assistance regarding discrimination, harassment, employment and any other issue our LGBT members might have.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Manhattan: 80 Maiden Lane, Ste. 1504. (212) 604-9830.

Transgender Civil Rights Project provides leading legislative, policy, and strategy assistance towards increasing the rights of transgender people. Guides for TGNC people include:

LGBT Community Centers (see also: Regional Links)

 A comprehensive guide to LGBT Community Centers (18 in New york state) The center’s provide a variety of programs and services including the following

  • Community Outreach/Education; Health & Wellness Education; Mental Health; Legal Services, Recreational & Social Activities; Support, Discussion Groups; Education and Cultural Programs, Hate Crimes Reporting; Anti-Violence Programs, Immigration  Processing
  • Discussion or Support Groups; Domestic Abuse Counseling; Health Screenings/Healthcare; LGBT Friendly Referrals; STD/HIV Counseling; STD/HIV Outreach and Education; STD/HIV Prevention; STD/HIV Testing.

New York Legal Assistance Group

Provides high quality, free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford attorneys.  Our comprehensive range of services includes direct representation, case consultation, advocacy, community education, training, financial counseling, and impact litigation.


Offering engaging and interactive workshops that foster awareness, inclusivity, and reflection. Through education and needs based assessment, workshops are customized geared towards meeting people where they are and growing their understanding and awareness of diversity and inclusivity.

  • Presentations - provides an introduction or refresher on the diverse school or corporate climate.
  • Seminars, Workshops, and Trainings - offers a more intimate atmosphere for examining strengths and weaknesses within school or corporate culture through conversation and interaction with stakeholders.
  • Mentoring - includes advice and guidance for those already in the role of diversity training facilitator within a school or business setting.


A forum for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer educators and allies in New York State. Founded on January 10, 2013.

Teamsters LGBT Caucus

The primary purpose of the Teamsters LGBT Caucus is to unify, educate and empower LGBT members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the workforce at large, to ensure equality in the workplace and to enhance workers’ power at the bargaining table and in the political arena.