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Advocates for Transgender Equality (A4TE) Denounces House Vote to Block Title IX Regulations

Today the House of Representatives voted to overturn key protections for students against harassment, discrimination, and sexual assault advanced by the Biden Administration.

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Two of the country’s largest transgender rights organizations will merge

The National Center for Transgender Equality and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund will join forces by this summer.
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On Trans Day of Remembrance, we celebrate and mourn those we've lost

We crafted TransRemembrance.org as a digital memorial for both grieving and celebrating those we’ve lost. In our period of grief, we persist. We pay tribute to and exalt the existences of those who have departed, and our brilliance remains unaltered.
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TLDEF Urged Eleventh Circuit to Affirm Lower Court Ruling that Georgia County Denying Transgender Health Care Violates Federal Law

“Houston County’s choice to waste time and resources on this appeal with the hope of continuing a blatantly unequal policy is shameful,” said plaintiff Anna Lange.

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National Center for Transgender Equality’s 2023 Remembrance Report honors 109 transgender people passed away since last November

At least 53 trans people were lost to violence since November 2022. This report emphasizes the need to broaden the perspective on gender identity and expression and ensure the memorialization of all lost community members.
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A4TE NEWS

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TLDEF Welcomes Equality Ohio Director Alana Jochum as Inaugural Policy Director

Longtime Midwestern LGBTQ+ state policy leader Alana Jochum will join the organization as its inaugural policy director.
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A4TE NEWS

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As Open Enrollment Begins, TLDEF Settles Lawsuit with State of Georgia, Ending Exclusion of Transgender Health Care Coverage for Employees and Dependents

“I am thrilled to know that none of my trans colleagues will ever have to go through what I did,” said Micha Rich (he/they), employee of a Georgia government agency and a plaintiff in the lawsuit.
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A4TE NEWS

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Celebrate with us at the TEN Awards!

Come celebrate our 20th Anniversary at the Trans Equality Now (TEN) Awards on Friday, October 27! Join us in Washington, D.C. Together, we’ll pay tribute to all we’ve accomplished and envision what’s possible for our future. 

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TLDEF Resolves Complaint for Transgender Federal Employee Denied Facial Surgery

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) announced that it has resolved a complaint on behalf of career federal employee Kelly Shaw, a transgender woman who was denied necessary facial surgery prescribed by her medical provider.

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Trans Woman Wins Landmark Settlement in Suit Over Mistreatment in Jail

A Black transgender woman who sued officials in Broome County, N.Y., over discrimination, violence, and denial of medical care while incarcerated has won a landmark settlement.

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Transgender woman in New York reaches landmark settlement with county jail after great discrimination

Broome County will adopt new policies affirming the rights of transgender people in the jail after a woman said she was discriminated against while in custody at the jail.
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A4TE NEWS

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Transgender Woman Reaches Landmark Settlement with Broome County Following Lawsuit over Discrimination, Abuse and Denial of Medical Care

Makyyla Holland (she/her/hers), a 25-year-old Black transgender woman, reached a landmark settlement with Broome County following violence, denial of medical care, and discrimination inflicted on her at the Broome County Jail because she is transgender.

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Black trans woman who sued over mistreatment, abuse at N.Y. jail reaches landmark settlement

A Black transgender woman who said she suffered abuse, mistreatment and denial of medical care at the Broome County Jail in New York has reached a landmark settlement seen as “one of the strongest policies in the country” to protect trans people in custody, her lawyers said.
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