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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.

Recent Articles

Trans Young People, Families and Advocates Tell Texas Supreme Court to Protect Them from State Persecution

Young trans Texans, their families, and advocacy organizations shared their stories with the Texas Supreme Court in a "friend of the court" brief filed by TLDEF, Baker McKenzie LLP and Blank Rome LLP, filed in support of families seeking to block Governor Abbott’s Directive ordering the investigation and criminalization of adults supporting gender-affirming care...

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TLDEF Brings Trans Youth to the White House

To celebrate TDOV, Vice President Kamala Harris, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and Admiral Rachel Levine welcomed six transgender and non-binary youth and their families to the White House...

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TLDEF Statement on our Celebration with the White House of Transgender Day of Visibility

"Despite the myriad of engineered attacks in states across the country, today is a moment of joy for transgender people everywhere..."

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Transgender Woman Sues Broome County and Broome County Sheriff and Jail Staff for Discrimination, Abuse and Denial of Medical Care

Twenty-three-year-old Makyyla Holland (she/her/hers) filed suit today against Broome County to ensure no other transgender people are subjected to such abuses while they are in custody...

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Transgender Alabamians Tell Federal Appeals Court Lack of Accurate IDs Puts Their Lives at Risk

A federal appeals court has for the first time heard arguments in a case involving accurate gender markers on IDs for transgender people...

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TLDEF Applauds Pres. Biden’s Commitment to Transgender People and Our Families in State of the Union Address

Andy Marra, Executive Director of Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), released the following statement: "TLDEF applauds President Biden’s remarks to ensure passage of the Equality Act...

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TLDEF Statement on the Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the U.S. Supreme Court

TLDEF Executive Director Andy Marra said in a statement: "TLDEF applauds President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who makes history as the first Black woman to be nominated to our nation’s highest court..."

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Three Transgender Protesters Sue Miami-Dade County for Violating Civil Rights in Custody

Three transgender people, Gabriela Amaya Cruz, Christian Pallidine, and Ángel Jae Torres-Bucci, filed suit in federal court against Miami-Dade County for abuse they suffered while in county custody after being arrested at protests for Black lives in 2020...

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Victory! U.S. Supreme Court Rejects North Carolina State Health Plan’s Effort to Shield Itself from Health Care Discrimination Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the North Carolina State Health Plan’s petition asking the Court to review a lower court ruling that the plan, a state entity, could be sued for denying comprehensive gender-affirming health care coverage to transgender state employees or their transgender dependents.

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Updated on Apr 29, 2022