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Know the laws in your state that protect LBGT people and people living with HIV.
  • Equal Access to Public Restrooms

    When you gotta go, you gotta go. Whether at work, in a restaurant or passing through a train station, pretty much everyone needs to stop into a restroom at some point while away from the comforts of home. But this simple routine is anything but that for many transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) people.

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  • Transgender Rights Toolkit

    Toolkit Inserts Equal Access to Public Restrooms Transition-Related Health Care Survival Tips for Trans Youth

  • Transition-Related Health Care

    The kinds of health care associated with gender transition have too often been misunderstood as cosmetic, experimental or simply unnecessary. Yet there is medical consensus that hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery (SRS) are medically necessary for many transgender people. It’s quite clear now that a person’s gender identity—one’s inner sense of being male or female—is deep-seated and cannot be changed, and therefore that this transition-related health care can be crucial.

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  • Impact Magazine Winter 2011

    "Impact Magazine Winter 2011" cover

    It Is hard to know what to do with the knowledge that we are about to reach the 30th anniversary of the Center for Disease Control’s first report of what would come to be called AIDS.

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  • Unjust, Unjustified and Just Unacceptable

    Since the earliest days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, stigma has been a major obstacle to accessing care and implementing effective HIV prevention policies.1 People with HIV face pre-judgment, marginalization, discrimination and severe misunderstanding about the means and actual risks of transmission.

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  • Health and Medical Organization Statements On Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity/Expression and “Reparative Therapy”

    American Medical Association Policy Number H-160.991, Health Care Needs of Homosexual Population

  • Illinois Civil Union Law

    On June 1, 2011 The “Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act” went into effect. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the civil union law and what it means for Illinoisans.

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  • Preventing Censorship of LGBT Information in Public School Libraries

    This fact sheet is designed to ensure that students have access in their school libraries to LGBTQ materials (information related to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals and those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity).

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  • Advocating for Insurance Coverage of Your Medical Needs

    Transgender Rights Toolkit: A Legal Guide for Trans People and Their Advocates. If you are denied insurance coverage for transition-related health care, consider taking these steps:

  • HIV Stigma and Discrimination in the U.S.:

    Almost thirty years after the first cases of infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were reported, ignorance and fear about HIV and bias against people affected by HIV continue to fuel stigma and discrimination in this country.

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