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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Lambda Legal
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families
Often times, misperceptions and prejudices about transgender people may fuel custody disputes; judges and adoption agencies sometimes try to stop transgender adults from bringing children into their lives and even try to remove them from their homes. This fact sheet addresses some...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2012
Level State
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Housing
Recent federal guidance and regulations have greatly strengthened the housing rights of transgender people. This document lists the housing rights of transgender people (including the laws that protect them), answers common questions, and outlines how they can file complaints of housing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
Transgender people overall experience high levels of discrimination in every area of life, as well as high levels of poverty, unemployment, homelessness, negative interactions with police, incarceration, and violent victimization. As a result, many transgender people participate in...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Health
Transgender older adults face many challenges, such as the inability to access healthcare, disproportionate experiences of violence, high rates of HIV/AIDS, employment and housing discrimination, and other physical and mental health related issues. While there are policies and programs...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Extensive research has shown that LGBTQ people in the United States experience poverty at higher rates compared to cisgender heterosexual people. Among LGBTQ adults, transgender people and cisgender bisexual women experience the highest rates of economic insecurity. Through interviews...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
This manual provides tools to create an effective response to a hate crime committed against transgender members of your community. It includes model meeting and event planning worksheets, press kits, and other resources advocates will need to raise awareness in the general public....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level State
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families
In the landmark civil rights case Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court struck down all remaining laws limiting the right to marry based on gender. This fact sheet answers commonly held questions about what this Supreme Court ruling means for transgender people....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level County
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Health
In times of crisis, such as during the COVID-19 outbreak, trans, nonbinary people, and other vulnerable communities are at a higher risk of violence and discrimination. This guide has been prepared to ensure that trans and nonbinary people are aware of their legal rights and can make...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Lesbian Rights
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families
In additional to all the steps parents must take to help ensure that their children have what they need to develop into healthy adults, parents raising transgender and gender-expansive children must take additional steps to to prepare their child and family to cope with the possibility...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level State
State(s) All States
Source American Civil Liberties Union
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families
It is common for transgender parents who have come out or transitioned after having a child to have their gender transition raised as a basis to deny or restrict them from child custody or visitation. Many of these parents have been treated terribly by the courts because judges have...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County, State
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health
Among a transgender population that is already marginalized, transgender immigrants face even higher risks of discrimination and violence in employment, housing, health care, when seeking services, and even in their own home. Trans immigrants often have limited support systems, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Safety
During interactions with law enforcement, transgender people are prone to experiencing harassment, abuse, or other mistreatment by the police. This report evaluates police departments across the country by assessing factors such as non-discrimination statements, recognition of non-binary...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
This report investigates the discrimination transgender individuals face in education, employment, housing, public accommodations, health care, prisons, in the family, and when updating ID documents. By surveying 6,450 transgender and gender non-conforming study participants, the...

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Common Council of the City of Madison
Policy Areas Civil Rights
This ordinance states that the City Attorney's Office will draft ordinances using gender-inclusive language. In addition, this ordinance authorizes the City Attorney's Office to make and codify changes to all existing ordinances to align with the City's gender-inclusive policies....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Spaces, Public Safety
Over the years, more and more cities and states have extended essential protections to LGBT people via non-discrimination laws. In response, anti-LGBT activists have attacked these laws by attempting to incite "bathroom panic"-an irrational fear that non-discrimination laws will compromise...

Type Ordinance
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Boston City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Health
Covering transition-related surgeries can improve the health of transgender people and save lives. This ordinance prohibits the City of Boston from contracting with any health insurance company that refuses to insure any person or that discriminates in the amount of premium, policy...

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