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.

Jillian Weiss to Step Down as TLDEF's Executive Director; TLDEF Names Dolph Ward Goldenburg Interim Executive Director

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund announces the resignation of Executive Director Jillian Weiss and the appointment of Dolph Ward Goldenburg as Interim Executive Director.

Weiss joined TLDEF in 2016 and under her leadership TLDEF secured a number of victories, including two favorable rulings from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Walmart for discriminating against trans women at Sam's Club Stores in Florida and North Carolina. Those decisions led the Human Rights Campaign to suspend Walmart from its Corporate Equality Index and paved the way for a federal discrimination lawsuit against Walmart in one of the cases.

Weiss also oversaw two TLDEF briefs supporting lawsuits against the Trump Administration's trans military ban. Additionally TLDEF filed a lawsuit against Amazon on behalf of a transgender woman and her husband who faced cruel discrimination, including death threats, while on the job at an Amazon shipping facility in Kentucky. ... more