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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! Court Rules for Transgender North Carolina State Employees Denied Health Care Coverage

Today, a federal judge ruled in favor of plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought by counsel Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) and Lambda Legal challenging North Carolina’s categorical exclusion of gender-affirming health care for transgender state employee health plan participants.

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Victory! Georgia Federal Court Rules that Employers Who Refuse to Cover Gender Affirming Care Violate Federal Law

A Georgia federal district court issued a landmark ruling on Thursday holding that an employer cannot exclude or deny coverage for gender affirming care from its employee health insurance plan. The ruling in Lange v. Houston County found Houston County, Georgia had violated protections afforded under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Trans Young People, Families and Advocates Tell Texas Supreme Court to Protect Them from State Persecution

Young trans Texans, their families, and advocacy organizations shared their stories with the Texas Supreme Court in a "friend of the court" brief filed by TLDEF, Baker McKenzie LLP and Blank Rome LLP, filed in support of families seeking to block Governor Abbott’s Directive ordering the investigation and criminalization of adults supporting gender-affirming care...

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TLDEF Brings Trans Youth to the White House

To celebrate TDOV, Vice President Kamala Harris, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and Admiral Rachel Levine welcomed six transgender and non-binary youth and their families to the White House...

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Transgender Woman Sues Broome County and Broome County Sheriff and Jail Staff for Discrimination, Abuse and Denial of Medical Care

Twenty-three-year-old Makyyla Holland (she/her/hers) filed suit today against Broome County to ensure no other transgender people are subjected to such abuses while they are in custody...

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Updated on Jun 24, 2022