Transgender people face extreme discrimination and violence in much of the world. In many countries,  our very identities are criminalized. While the US of course has human rights issues of its own, it also has the potential be a strong force promoting global human rights. Through public and private diplomacy, reporting on human rights abuses, action at  the United Nations, and providing funding and other support to human rights defenders in countries around the world, the US has indeed helped move global LGBT rights forward in recent years. Learn more about the global effort and the US role in combating transphobia and persecution of transgender and gender non-conforming people around the world.


From the Blog

September 27, 2013

United Nations Panel Issues Declaration of LGBT Rights

NCTE recognizes yesterday’s United Nations (U.N.) statement, written in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.

April 17, 2013

Report from the Conference on the Rights of LGBT People in Europe

I was privileged to represent NCTE and join lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex activists from across Europe, as well as a few fellow North Americans, last month in Paris at the “

February 27, 2013

UN Report: Forced Sterilization of Trans People "is Torture"

On February 1, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture (SRT) issued a report on abusive practices in health care settings that has important implications for LGBT people and people with in

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