Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, & Non-Binary People

How Can GMHC Help?

HIV disproportionately affects transgender people, with infection rates up to three times higher than the national average. This disparity owes to many factors including barriers to accessing health services and insurance, as well as discrimination, harassment, transphobia, and stigma.

We provide a safe, affirming, and non-judgmental space for transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary people (TGNCNB). In addition to comprehensive services available to all our clients, we offer targeted programs to address the needs of TGNCNB people.

Programs include:

  • The Trans Equity Health Program offers workshops on issues specifically relevant to the health and well-being of TGNCNB people.
  • Transform is a group led by TGNCNB persons who identify more on the masculine spectrum with a focus on cultivating empowerment and a sense of community.
  • Project Transcend provides a client-centered and strength-based approach to the navigation of services for TGNCNB people who are looking to enhance their health and well-being. Groups include Evolution led by TGNCNB persons who identify more on the feminine spectrum with a focus on cultivating empowerment and a sense of community.

In addition to these programs, we lead workshops for TGNCNB people on how to articulate and advocate for their needs including healthcare access, sexual health education, and reproductive rights. 

Most services require you to enroll as a client. 

Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, & Nonbinary People

Frequently Asked Questions

No, many of of our services are designed to serve the needs of people regardless of their HIV status.

Yes, our services have different eligibility requirements. An intake specialist can help you understand requirements for our different services.

You can complete the secure and confidential form on this page or call (212) 367-1057. Due to COVID-19, staff are providing remote intake services by phone for people who wish to become a GMHC client and access services. Staff will assess your needs and make referrals to programs and services provided by GMHC and/or our partners throughout New York City.



Melvin Bruce, director of community health, at 212-367-1361.