We are humbled and grateful to announce the Proclamation from Mayor Bill de Blasio designating Monday, April 16, 2018 as The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project Day in the City of New York.
The Mayoral Proclamation marks the Fifth Anniversary of A Night of A Thousand Genders, an event celebrating the resilience and empowerment of transgender youth, their families and communities in New York City.
The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project does incredible work to support transgender and gender expansive youth and promote family and community acceptance of all young people, “ said First Lady of NYC Chirlane McCray, who leads the NYC Unity Project, a citywide effort focused on addressing the needs and challenges of the City’s LGBTQ young people. “Their focus on ‘Acceptance Is Protection’ contributes to the NYC Unity Project’s goal to ensure LGBTQ youth feel safe, supported and healthy in our City. Thank you to the board, staff, families and youth for helping us make New York City a place where all young people can thrive.
Learn more about the Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project.