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The Grapevine: A Southern Trans Report Explores Transgender Experiences in the South

ATLANTA, GA, May 14, 2019 – Today, Transgender Law Center and Southerners On New Ground (SONG), through their joint TLC@SONG program, released the findings of their 2017 survey of transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming (TGNC) Southerners. The Grapevine: A Southern Trans Report paints a stark picture of the challenges facing TGNC folks, as well as […]

Posted inOp-Ed

Isa Noyola: Trump plan to force people to remain in Mexico while they seek asylum is breathtaking in its cruelty

Dec. 20, 2018 – In response to the Trump administration’s announcement that they will be forcing people seeking asylum to wait in Mexico throughout their proceedings, deputy director Isa Noyola of Transgender Law Center (TLC), the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their […]

Posted inCalifornia

Gov. Brown signs SB 179, Gender Recognition Act

SACRAMENTO, CA, Oct. 16, 2017 – Last night, Governor Brown signed into law SB 179, the Gender Recognition Act, which makes it easier for transgender, intersex, and nonbinary people to obtain state-issued identity documents that reflect their gender. Authored by Senators Toni Atkins and Scott Wiener and sponsored by Transgender Law Center and Equality California, […]

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Transgender Law Center Backs CA Bill to Create New Gender Marker and Ease Process for Gender Change

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 26, 2017 – Senators Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) today announced legislation to enable more transgender, intersex and nonbinary people to obtain state-issued identity documents that accurately reflect their gender. The bill is sponsored by Equality California and Transgender Law Center. Senate Bill (SB) 179 would accomplish this […]

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Transgender Law Center and MALDEF file lawsuit against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence challenging discriminatory name-change law

INDIAPOLIS, IN, Sept. 13, 2016 – A transgender man prohibited from changing his legal name because of his immigration classification is suing Indiana state officials, including Governor Mike Pence. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and Transgender Law Center on behalf of a 31-year-old Indiana resident, alleges that […]

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District Court Issues Injunction against Guidance Protecting Transgender Students

FORT WORTH, TX, Aug. 22, 2016 – A U.S. District Court judge today issued a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s guidance to public school districts regarding their legal responsibility to allow transgender students to use the same restrooms as other students. The ruling came in the multi-state lawsuit, Texas v. United States. Five civil […]