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Illinois' Advocates Hail Great First Step to End Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals in Health Insurance Coverage 07/29/2014

CHICAGO — Several Illinois-based advocacy groups joined together today to praise the Illinois Department of Insurance for taking a crucial first step in addressing discrimination against transgender Illinoisans in insurance coverage.

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Mourns the Loss of Transgender Client Naya Taylor 06/26/2014

(Chicago June 26, 2014) — Late last Friday Lambda Legal received word that its client, Naya Taylor, unexpectedly passed away after complications from a heart attack.

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal and Transgender Woman Celebrate Successful Fight Against Discrimination and Harassment at Halfway House 06/10/2014

(Marion, IL, June 10, 2014) — Today, Donisha McShan leaves The H Group, the Marion, Illinois, halfway house where she was receiving substance abuse counseling, as a proud transgender woman who successfully fought for her right to be treated as a woman while at the facility.

Criminal Justice | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Files Complaint for Anti-LGBT Slur On Restaurant Receipt 06/10/2014

(Washington, D.C., June 10, 2014) - Lambda Legal filed a complaint today in the Washington, D.C., Office of Human Rights on behalf of Amira Gray, a transgender woman who was given a restaurant receipt with an anti-LGBT slur printed on it while socializing with friends at Bistro 18, a hookah bar in Washington's Adams Morgan neighborhood.  

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Applauds New York Birth Certificate Policy Change for Transgender People 06/05/2014

(New York, June 5, 2014) — Today in reaction to the news that the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records has updated its policy guidelines for changing the gender designation on birth certificates for transgender people, Lambda Legal released the following statement by Dru Levasseur, Transgender Rights Project Director:

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Sues Doctor and Clinic for Denying Medical Care to Transgender Woman 04/16/2014

(Urbana, IL, April 16, 2014) — Yesterday, in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Urbana Division, Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit on behalf of Naya Taylor, a transgender womandenied medical care after she requested hormone replacement therapy.

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
Social Security Administration Updates Procedures for Transgender Spouses Following Lambda Legal Advocacy 04/02/2014

(New York, April 2, 2014) - Yesterday, the Social Security Administration (SSA) updated its policies and procedures regarding the ability of transgender individuals to receive benefits through their spouses.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Transgender Rights
Victory! Lambda Legal Persuades Social Security to Give Survivor Benefits to 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow 02/24/2014

(New York, February 24, 2014) — Today, after months of advocacy, Lambda Legal announced the Social Security Administration (SSA) paid Robina Asti, a 92-year-old transgender woman, the survivor benefits she was denied after her husband’s death.

Seniors | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Urges Social Security Administration to Grant Benefits to 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow (VIDEO) 01/29/2014

(New York, January, 29 2014) — Lambda Legal represents Robina Asti, a 92-year-old transgender woman who was denied survivor benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA) after her husband’s death.

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Deplores Gov. Christie Veto of Transgender Birth Certificate Bill 01/13/2014

(New York, January 13, 2014) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie today vetoed a bill passed by strong majorities in the New Jersey House and Senate that would allow transgender people to updatethe gender marker on their birth certificates to match their lived gender.

Transgender Rights