Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

TLDEF Applauds New York Lawmakers for Passing the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) and Banning Conversion Therapy

 TLDEF Applauds New York Lawmakers for Passing the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) and Banning Conversion Therapy

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) applauds the New York State Legislature's historic passage today of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act or GENDA, and its vote to ban conversion therapy on minors. GENDA, which has stalled in the New York Senate for more than a decade, formally adds "gender identity and expression" to to the text of the existing Human Rights Law, and also expands New York's hate crimes law to bring transgender people within its scope. Conversion therapy is a sham practice, debunked and condemned by the American Psychiatric Association and many other mainstream medical associations, that purports to change an individual's gender identity or sexual orientation. ... more