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Biden Administration Delivers Major Policy Reforms for Transgender People

WASHINGTON, DC, March 31, 2022 – The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is celebrating major victories for transgender people today with the announcement by the Biden-Harris administration of major changes by the US State Department, US Transportation Security Administration and the US Social Security Administration. According to the White House, the State Department will […]

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US Department of Education Says Title IX Protects Transgender Kids from Discrimination

WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2021 – The US Department of Education today announced that it will interpret Title IX’s prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex to include discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. “This is a day that transgender kids and their families have been waiting for,” said Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, deputy executive director […]

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Mara Keisling: Ignoring his hateful record, Senate confirms Mike Pompeo

April 26, 2018 – Despite his disqualifying claims and stances on the rights of LGBT people, the U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. Secretary Pompeo has pushed away LGBT advocacy groups while embracing extremist far-right groups like the Family Research Council. He called the historic Supreme Court case confirming […]

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Education Department Heaps More Harm on Sexual Assault Survivors, Transgender Students

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 22, 2017—Today, the Department of Education withdrew critical guidance on schools’ and universities’ obligations under federal law to survivors of sexual assault. Based on established law and longstanding Department policies, the 2011 and 2014 guidance documents detailed school responsibilities under the federal Title IX law, which protects students from discrimination on the […]

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