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Maryland Becomes 7th State to Modernize Birth Certificate Access

May 26, 2015

Maryland’s modernized birth certificate gender marker policy becomes law by default on June 3, 2015. The law will take effect on October 1, 2015.

LGBT & HIV Advocates Welcome Recommendations of Obama Policing Task Force

May 20, 2015

Following the release of the Final Report of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing,  NCTE joins several other LGBT and HIV advocacy organizations in issuing this joint statement:

Dept. of Education Renews Call to Investigate Anti-Trans Discrimination in Schools

May 13, 2015

Joined by over 300 transgender and LGBT community members and allies at the National Center for Transgender Equality’s (NCTE) 12th Anniversary Celebration, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E.

FDA to Maintain Discriminatory Blood Ban; Impact on Trans People Still Unclear

May 12, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed to narrow, but not eliminate, its unsound and discriminatory policy of prohibiting blood dona

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March 24, 2015

Tell Your Story to the US Commission on Civil Rights

The US Commission on Civil Rights is now accepting comments—including personal stories—from the public about workplace discrimination, and we want to make sure they hear from you.

February 15, 2015

US Trans Survey: Sign up and spread the word

The U.S. Trans Survey is the new name of the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people.

February 9, 2015

Help Protect LGBT Kids from Sexual Abuse

Right now, you can help ensure the safety of thousands of immigrant children. Take the three easy steps to send comments to Secretary Sylvia Burwell, of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), demanding strong protections for kids in HHS custody.

November 11, 2014

Pledge to End Violence Against Transgender People

Join us in honoring the lives lost and reaffirm your commitment to ending transphobia.

Learn more about transgender people and