National Center for Transgender Equality

National Center for Transgender Equality

Public Places at Heart of Fight for LGBT Equality, New Study

AP/Eric Gray
Politics
The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) has launched a new report, LGBT Policy Spotlight: Public Accommodations Nondiscrimination Laws, that provides a comprehensive overview of the patchwork of federal, state and local protections against discrimination in public spaces. ...
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California Legislature Passes ‘Bill of Rights’ for LGBTQ Seniors in Long-Term Care

Politics
The California Legislature Wednesday approved a bill that would create a “bill of rights” for LGBTQ seniors in long-term care. ...
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Proposed Obamacare Repeal Deal Could Drastically Cut Access to Transgender Health Care

Health
In many rural areas across the nation, Planned Parenthood is the only option for transgender people to find safe and inclusive care – services that are vital for their health and well-being. ...
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New Report Details Extensive Harms of Denying Transgender Students Access to School Facilities

National
A new report shows how profoundly harmful and unnecessary policies that exclude transgender students from school facilities that match their gender can be on these children. ...
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Transgender Ad Goes Viral Ahead of Debut at Republican National Convention

Trans Ad will run during RNC
Politics
An ad depicting the challenges faced by transgender people in accessing public restrooms has been viewed more than 2 million times online. ...
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New Report on Transgender Experiences in Sex Work Recommends Decriminalization

National
Transgender sex workers reported high levels of harassment and violence, often at the hands of police. ...
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New Federal Rules Proposed to End Insurance Discrimination Against Transgender People

Health
The proposed rules clarify that individuals cannot be denied health care or health care coverage based on their sex, including their gender identity. ...
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Raffi Freedman-Gurspan Becomes First Openly Trans White House Official

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan/Facebook
Politics
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan is the first openly transgender official in history to serve in the White House. ...
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Seattle Mayor Releases Action Plan for LGBTQ Safety

Seattle LGBTQ Task Force/Mayor's Office
Local
In the first seven months of this year, there were 41 anti-LGBTQ hate-based crimes or incidents reported to Seattle police. ...
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Washington to Require Pharmacies to Fill All Prescription Medications

Health Local
The court rejected claims that requiring pharmacies to sell certain prescription birth control drugs violated the constitutional rights of pharmacy owners. ...
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