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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

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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.

January 25, 2021

A President Who Keeps His Promises

A soldier wearing fatigues sitting with the text "Support Trans Troops #TransBanRepeal"

We have big news. President Joe Biden moved quickly and delivered on his promise to end the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military.

January 21, 2021

Join us as we look ahead to NCTE's 2021 policy resolutions

Group of people standing with signs and shirts saying "support trans athletes", "protect trans youth", and "you can't ban trans brilliance"

Let's shake the table! With incoming administrations (federal and state) committed to transgender rights and protections, we are proud to roll out our newest policy agenda for the upcoming session.

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