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 NCLR & ACLU Publish New Legal Guide for Transgender Prisoners

NCLR & ACLU Publish New Legal Guide for Transgender Prisoners

Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have released “Know Your Rights: Laws, Court Decisions, and Advocacy Tips to Protect Transgender Prisoners,” a new guide that provides vital information for transgender prisoners. Download the guide here. NCLR attorneys litigate on behalf of incarcerated transgender people across the country […]

Tennessee Opposes Same-Sex Couples' Request for High Court to Rule on Marriage Ban

Tennessee Opposes Same-Sex Couples’ Request for High Court to Rule on Marriage Ban

NCLR Responds through Senior Staff Attorney Christopher F. Stoll, Esq. NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Today, State of Tennessee officials filed a brief opposing three same-sex couples’ request for the United States Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court decision upholding Tennessee’s ban on marriage equality. In a 2-1 decision on Nov. 6, 2014, the Sixth Circuit upheld marriage bans […]

California via Gov. Brown, will teach LGBT History in  2015

California via Gov. Brown, will teach LGBT History in 2015

By: The Seattle Lesbian— CALIFORNIA—Governor Jerry Brown is making sure that the kids in his state will be taught an honest history. Brown signed a bill last week that will require the public schools in California to teach children about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. It will also require the teaching […]

Equality Florida Launches TransAction Florida, to Support Transgender Equality

Equality Florida Launches TransAction Florida, to Support Transgender Equality

TAMPA, Fl.—Seizing on the growing momentum for transgender equality nationwide and across the state, Equality Florida has launched TransAction Florida, a statewide initiative created to increase awareness and to educate and promote complete equality for the transgender community. This month Florida hit the tipping point, with 50% of the population currently protected from gender identity and expression […]

Victory! New York State Moves to Require Health Insurance Companies to Cover Transgender Health Care

Victory! New York State Moves to Require Health Insurance Companies to Cover Transgender Health Care

NEW YORK, NY—We are thrilled to announce that New York State has issued guidance requiring health insurance companies to cover transgender health care on the same terms as other care. The news is featured in The New York Times. The new rule specifically bars insurance companies from denying medically necessary care because the treatment is […]

World Human Rights Day (12/10): Struggles Persist for Transgender Individuals at-risk for HIV/AIDS

World Human Rights Day (12/10): Struggles Persist for Transgender Individuals at-risk for HIV/AIDS

At High Risk for HIV, Transgender Individuals Are Organizing and Advocating for Social and Legal Change NEW YORK, NY –A new report released today by amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE), highlights the ongoing struggle of transgender individuals across the globe in their fight for access to appropriate […]

Report: LGBT Americans Still Face Wide-Spread Inequality

Report: LGBT Americans Still Face Wide-Spread Inequality

In wake of marriage victories, publication outlines the need for crucial legal protections WASHINGTON, D.C.—Despite growing support for equality, the stakes are high for the estimated almost nine million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans whose daily lives are limited by a lack of state and federal protections. According to a new publication released […]

Victory! New York City Council Votes to End Discriminatory Birth Certificate Policy

Victory! New York City Council Votes to End Discriminatory Birth Certificate Policy

Passes Legislation Eliminating Surgery Requirement for Transgender People Seeking to Align Their Birth Certificates with Their True Selves Action Comes After TLDEF Sues City for Discriminating Against Transgender People NEW YORK, NY—The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) applauds the New York City Council for passing legislation today that will end the city’s discriminatory […]