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 Supports NY LGBT Coalition Rally for Trans Women of Color - March 26

A rally will be held at Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem on March 26, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm by the NY LGBT Coalition to support trans women of color. This coalition of organizations seek to raise awareness of this epidemic, making our elected officials and community members aware of this crisis while seeking to educate and build allies. To date, seven trans women of color have lost their lives this year. All but one was under 35. Violence towards transgender women of color is an epidemic and one that must be addressed immediately. The New York LGBT Coalition would like to express our condolences to the families and friends of Ms. Chyna Gibson of New Orleans, Ms. Ciara McElveen of New Orleans, Ms. Keke Collier of Chicago and Ms. Jaquarrius Holland of Monroe, Louisiana.... more