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 Observes Transgender Day of Remembrance

TLDEF Observes Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2014 - We mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance today by urging the public to reflect on all of the transgender people whose lives were ended by violence, simply for living as their authentic selves. The people we have lost include two young, African American transgender women, Islan Nettles, who was beaten to death in Harlem in August of 2013, and Lateisha (Teish) Green, who was shot in Syracuse in 2008.

The 2013 National Report on Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities revealed the disproportionate impact that deadly violence has on transgender people, and transgender... more