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February 18, 2021

Congress Begins Work to Protect Transgender People by Introducing the Equality Act

The US House of Representatives is introducing the bipartisan Equality Act, which would expand civil rights laws to include specific, national protections against discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

February 11, 2021

Biden Administration Breaks Down Barrier To Housing for Transgender People

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today confirmed that the Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

February 3, 2021

Massive Public Backlash Helps to Stop HUD Rule Change Targeting Transgender People

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What if I told you, that one rule was the difference between thousands of people having housing or not? Pretty unbelievable, right? Well it could have been reality under the litany of attacks against trans people from the Trump administration.

January 29, 2021

NCTE Backs Bill To End ‘Panic’ Defense in Virginia

View of the Virginia Capitol Building in Richmond

NCTE today announced its support for criminal justice reform legislation in Virginia that would ban the so-called “panic” defense from being used to argue for lienancy in cases of hate crimes and violent crimes against LGBTQ people.

January 26, 2021

New Report Outlines Why We All Need the Equality Act Now

Cover of new report. Illustration of large diverse group of people in a crowd.

A new report released today, “Why We All Need the Equality Act Now,” outlines the ways in which the Equality Act is vital legislation not just for LGBTQ people, but also for women, people of color, immigrants, and people of minority faiths.

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