Metropolitan College of New York’s Purpose-Centered Education was founded in 1964 to help promote social justice through higher education. Our community continues these efforts to advance this work across all channels.

Transgender Awareness Week (November 13 – 19) is a time for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to take action and bring attention to campus by educating our community and advancing advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that transgender individuals face.

Transgender Day of Remembrance occurs on November 20, when trans advocates raise awareness of the transgender community through education and advocacy activities.

This year MCNY’s Office of Student Services will be observing Transgender Day of Remembrance with this video memorializing members of this marginalized community who died at the hands of violence. Please watch the video and keep hope in your heart that someday we can live in a society without prejudice, discrimination and violence against this and all marginalized communities. 

November 20, 2022

Transgender Day of Remembrance…

Stay Loud, Proud and Visible!

Scream their names so that people will remember.

Scream for Equal Rights.

Scream for Social Justice.

Scream for those who no longer have a voice!

Learn more about becoming an ally:

If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulty in finding housing resources for the LGBTQIA+ community, here are some agencies that can help:

  • Housing Works – Housing is available to eligible individuals living with HIV; people of transgender experience living with HIV; single men and women with active substance use issues; HIV-positive single women recently released from a correctional setting; and HIV-positive unstably housed LGBTQ youth (18-24). We also offer supportive, affordable housing for families where the head of household is living with HIV.
  • NYC Housing Connect – New Yorkers’ portal to find and apply for affordable housing opportunities across the five boroughs of New York City.
  • NYCHA – Public housing is government-owned housing that is available to certain low-income individuals and families through the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).
  • Section 8/Rental Subsidy Programs – Section 8, also known as the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, provides federal funding for subsidies that help eligible low-income families rent decent, safe, and affordable housing in a neighborhood of their choice.

If you or someone you know needs services related to child welfare, here are resources from the Child Welfare Information Gateway and Children’s Bureau. These national organizations have made it their mission to support, represent, and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) groups that share a focus on child and youth welfare issues. Use this link to view the list.