A Transgender Local Agenda: An Overview of Policies for Cities and Counties (2016)

Throughout the US, increasing numbers of transgender people are coming out and trying to live safe and productive lives, in not only urban but also rural and suburban areas. Too often, they face discrimination, harassment and violence, resulting in unemployment, homelessness, and negative health outcomes. The policies in this agenda have the potential to dramatically improve people’s lives, in addition to being simply matters of good government. Some cities and counties are more populous and provide more social services and regulation of local entities, while others are smaller and/or do not have some of these powers, thus the recommended actions included here are not applicable to all cities and counties.


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