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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.

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VICTORY! Georgia Federal Judge Rules Transgender Health Care Exclusions Violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, and U.S. Constitution

A U.S. District Court judge today denied Houston County, GA officials' request to dismiss a lawsuit filed last year challenging the exclusion of all transgender-related health care form the County's employee health plan administered by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The lawsuit is being brought by Sgt. Anna Lange, a transgender Sheriff's Deputy in Macon, GA with over two decades' experience in law enforcement.


Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Opposes Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation to the United States Supreme Court

TLDEF opposes Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court based on her record opposing equal protections for LGBTQ people, her ties to anti-transgender organizations, and her vocal opposition to the Affordable Care Act and the law's anti-discrimination provision.


TLDEF Statement on the Loss of Justice Ginsburg

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) joins the nation in mourning the loss of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


TLDEF Leads Coalition Opposing HUD Anti-Transgender Emergency Housing Rule

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), along with six partner transgender organizations, filed comments with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to oppose rulemaking that would restrict access to emergency housing shelters for transgender people. The proposed rule aims to create federal law based on gender stereotypes which would subsequently violate the decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, GA to protect gender identity from discrimination.


READ: Know Your Rights during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a series of unique challenges that may have long-term impact on transgender people and their families. TLDEF has prepared a series of "Know Your Rights" guides for transgender and non-binary people who are confronted by COVID-19 and questions related to employment, housing, health care, identification, and accessing assistance from government agencies among other issues.


Updated on Oct 30, 2020