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 Honors Memorial Day, Reiterates Call for End to Transgender Military Ban

TLDEF Honors Memorial Day, Reiterates Call for End to Transgender Military Ban

May 27, 2016 - This Memorial Day, TLDEF pays tribute to the transgender service members who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty and reaffirms its call for an end to the discriminatory prohibition on open transgender military service.

Statement from TLDEF Executive Director Michael Silverman

"As the nation reflects on the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform this Memorial Day, we turn our attention to all of the transgender people who paid the ultimate price fulfilling their duty, even as they were barred from being... more