TLDEF Testifies at Health Hearing

At a November 2 hearing of the Committee on Health of the New York State Assembly, TLDEF testified about the need to improve access to health care for transgender people.  TLDEF urged the Committee to address the discrimination that transgender people face when seeking access to care.  Our testimony included examples of cases TLDEF is handling involving discrimination against transgender people in the health care system.  We provided a copy of the policy and protocol for providing care to transgender patients developed through our community organizing project, the Transgender Health Initiative of New York.  It described our work with Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and New York City's Health and Hospitals Corporation.  You can read the full testimony by clicking here.