The Northwestern Lehigh school board in New Tripoli, PA announced that it would continue its current practice to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and single-sex facilities that match their gender identity. The Board explicitly rejected efforts by the anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) to implement policies that would discriminate against transgender students.
Though our mission is to pursue and protect the rights of LGBT people and people living with HIV nationwide, Lambda Legal is routinely asked to consult with groups around the globe. Over the past couple of years, Lambda Legal attorneys and education staff have met with groups of LGBT and HIV activists visiting from Australia, China, Kyrgystan and Uganda—to name a few.
As the number of homicides of transgender women of color increases, we need hate crime legislation that explicitly protects gender identity as well as continued legal, policy and community efforts to end the pervasive and systemic discrimination facing transgender women of color.
Lambda Legal announced a series of events it is hosting, co-hosting or participating in to mark Transgender Awareness Week (Nov. 16-20). Focusing on themes of both remembrance and resilience, these national events highlight the wealth of experiences and perspectives of transgender people, as well as the work of our partners and allies.
Lambda Legal sent a letter to the Le Roy Central School District urging the school board to adopt inclusive bathroom policies that are consistent with the District’s current practice of respecting the gender identity of its students and in line with federal and state law.
Today, news outlets announced that Governor Cuomo has directed the New York State Human Rights Division to issue rules protecting transgender New Yorkers in housing, employment, credit and public accommodations.
When he was a senior in high school, Kyle* was shocked to log on to Twitter one day and see a Tweet from a classmate, which read “Just saw a girl in the boys’ bathroom. #notacceptable #endtransgender.”
Following the introduction of the Equality Act in July, questions have arisen about just how the bill is designed to protect LGBT people and its potential impact on employers, businesses and religious entities.