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 has debuted one of its newest resources, “Know Your Rights in Court” on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and people living with HIV when navigating the court system. The hub is accompanied by an interactive video, in which Lambda Legal Fair Courts Project Director Eric Lesh helps answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
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.
Intersex is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of natural bodily variations. Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that do not fit typical binary notions of bodies designated “male” or “female.” In some cases, intersex traits are visible at birth, while in others they are not apparent until puberty. Some intersex variations may not be visibly apparent at all.
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.