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The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is not a legal or social service agency and cannot provide legal, medical or social services referrals. NCTE’s attorneys and staff work to pass local, state, and federal laws and policies to improve the lives of transgender people, as well as work with the media to create culture change and increase acceptance.

Crisis Support

If you are in crisis, you can contact Trans Lifeline, (877) 565-8860.

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.  Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers.   

  • When you call, you’ll speak to a trans/nonbinary peer operator  

  • Full anonymity & confidentiality  

  • No nonconsensual active rescue (calling 911, emergency services, or law enforcement)  


Press & Media Inquiries

Please contact [email protected], 202-804-6046.

Updating Your Information

To make changes to your recurring donation or to update your supporter/donation information, (including name or email changes), please contact NCTE’s Database Administrator at [email protected]  

For Speaking Engagements:

If you are interested in inviting a member of NCTE's staff to speak at an event of any kind, please fill out our speaking request form.

For Donation Inquiries:

For all inquiries around making donations, please email the Development team at [email protected]. Also, please review our donor privacy policy.


Department Inboxes

For inquiries related to sponsorship, honorary donations, fundraising opportunities, and corporate partnerships please contact [email protected] 

For inquiries related to marketing, website issues, outreach, and social media please contact [email protected]     

For inquiries related to legislation, identity documents, federal policy, privacy, etc. please contact [email protected]  

For inquiries related to state-level activism, bill-tracking, coalition-building, other state-level activities please contact [email protected] 

For accounts payable, accounts receivable, and questions about invoices please contact our Operations team at [email protected]  

To report acts of violence against the trans community, or to submit names and materials for our Remembrance Report, please email [email protected]


Additional Resources

If you are trying to change your legal name or gender marker on a government-issued ID document, please review our ID Documents Center at Due to the continuously shifting landscape of legislation and state-law, new & emergent standards and requirements may not be reflected right away in our ID Documents Center.   

If you are seeking legal assistance, please contact the organizations listed on the “Legal” section of our resource page or our Trans Legal Services Network to request representation or seek legal advice. We do not provide legal advice. 

If you are seeking resources & information pertaining to supporting trans youth, please visit our Youth + Students page. 


Contact Information

National Center for Transgender Equality
1032 15th St NW
Suite 199
Washington D.C. 20005

202-642-4542 phone
Email: [email protected]


If you're reaching out on topics not covered above...

While we will attempt to direct you to information about relevant resources, NCTE is not equipped to help individual transgender people with case work, but rather is designed to assist advocates, policy makers, and members of the media. We may not be aware of resources in your local area.

When you email [email protected], you will receive an auto-response containing a range of information and resources. Due to the high volume of requests, NCTE will only respond to this email if your question is not addressed by the resources provided in the auto-response. Responses (if warranted) may take up to 7 business days. 

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