Resources


Resource Directories

(Qu)H.E.R.E. logo

(Qu)H.E.R.E. Health Emergency Resource Explorer is a guide to NY State resources for LGBT, TGNCNC & BIPOC health and human services

Rainbow Access Initiative logo

Rainbow Access Initiative offers an LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Resource Directory 2020

National LGBT Cancer Network logo

National LGBT Cancer Network offers a directory of affirming cancer providers

Sage Upsate logo

SAGE Upstate resources for older adults.

SUNY Binghamton logo

Pride and Joy Families Binghamton University

The Center logo

The Center resource guide

Racial Equity Tools logo

Racial Equity Tools offers tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working for racial justice at every level

Health Equity Resources logo

The NY State Dept of Health AIDS Institute compiled Health Equity Resources in January 2020

Handouts, Articles, and Videos

New York State logo

New York State Department of Health has downloadable information sheets, handouts, etc. on HIV/AIDS

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Point of Source Youth: Centering the Needs of LGBTQ+ Youth: This handout offers guidance on working with homeless LGBTQ+ youth. Find the full video training on this topic here.

When Antiracism Become Trauma :This article uses personal experience to illustrate how Antiracism spaces can be traumatic to Black people by highlighting the often unintented consequences of using narratives involving oppression as tools for learning and discussion.

A Point of View: I Am Here and I Matter – Creating Safe Spaces for Black Employees to Tell Their Stories :This blog post disccuses how storytelling can be both cathartic and traumatic or tokenizing when used in organizations’ DEI spaces.

Beware of Burning Out Your Black Employees :This article reviews specific things organizations do that other and harm Black employees in the context of DEI work.

Minority Stress and Trauma-Informed Approaches :This is a recorded webinar presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and The Fenway Institute explores the multifaceted ways in which diverse populations experience trauma and discusses ways to create spaces for treatment that affirm individual patients

“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” :This article was originally written by Peggy McIntosh in 1989, and reviews ways in which white privilege shows up in everyday life and asks readers (particularly white readers) to reflect on this. 

“Look how differently a Mississippi newspaper covered stories about Black and white suspects” :This article shows an example of racist bias in media by highlighting the ways in which print media depict crime within the context of race.icle uses personal experience to illustrate how Antiracism spaces can be traumatic to Black people by highlighting the often unintented consequences of using narratives involving oppression as tools for learning and discussion.

Are Your Diversity Efforts Othering Underrepresented Groups? :This article outlines various mistakes organiizations make when trying to do DEI work which can harm people by reducing them to an identity category.is article uses personal experience to illustrate how Antiracism spaces can be traumatic to Black people by highlighting the often unintented consequences of using narratives involving oppression as tools for learning and discussion.

How I Explained Microaggressions to My Non-Black Partner with 4 Simple Truths :This article is an introduction to microaggressions, and includes a personal example of what microaggressions are, why they matter, how they affect people, and what we should do about them.

White Fragility: Why its so hard to talk to white people abotu racism :This web article was written by Robin DiAngelo and discusses why white people implode when talking about race, and could be helpful when initiating conversations about race within white affinity spaces. 

The Other America :This is a recording of a Martin Luther King Jr speech which takes a structural approach rather than a personal approach to racism.This article uses personal experience to illustrate how Antiracism spaces can be traumatic to Black people by highlighting the often unintented consequences of using narratives involving oppression as tools for learning and discussion.

Transformational Collaboration: Considerations to Apply a Racial Equity Lens :This guide reviews how to work in collaboration with other organizations toward a mutual goal while recognizing existing power structures and how to not fall into dominant culture traps.

Avoiding Tokenism when Engaging Young People :A quick read which includes handful of tips for organizaitons to avoid tokenizing youth when engaging them.is a recording of a Martin Luther King Jr speech which takes a structural approach rather than a personal approach to racism.This article uses personal experience to illustrate how Antiracism spaces can be traumatic to Black people by highlighting the often unintented consequences of using narratives involving oppression as tools for learning and discussion.

Disability Justice: An Audit Tool :This resource is aimed at helping Black, Indigenous and POC-led organizations (that are not primarily focused around disability) examine where they’re at in practicing disability justice, and where they want to learn and grow.

Policy Tools/Best Practices

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center‘s Model Transgender Employment Policy: Negotiating for inclusive workplaces

Advancing Racial Equity logo

Advancing Racial Equity webinar series and reading guide from the American Public Health Association. This series explores efforts to address systems, policies & practices designed to limit/shape opportunities for POC. Presenters highlight collective and individual actions we can take to advance racial equity and justice.

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ONGIG provides an inclusive language list to help reduce biased language in job ads.

Laws & Guidelines

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New York State Department of Human Rights information page on GENDA

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Movement Advancement Project, LGBTQ Policy Spotlight: Mapping LGBTQ Equality 2010-2020. State by state report on the policies and laws for LGBTQ protections

New York State Office of Family & Children Services list of policy and laws regarding LGBTQ people