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.

Your Donations to TLDEF Hard at Work!

Your Donations to TLDEF Hard at Work!

In just the past two weeks, we’ve moved the trajectory of transgender rights closer to justice.

  • On December 8th, the New York City Council passed legislation ending the city’s discriminatory surgery requirement for transgender people seeking to align their birth certificates with their true selves.
  • Three days later, New York State told insurance companies that they have to cover transgender health care on the same terms as other care.
  • And just two days ago, New York acted to remove its Medicaid ban on coverage for transgender health care... more