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Lambda Legal Proud to Be Part of Peabody-Winning NPR Special on Transgender Families 04/21/2015

(New York, NY – April 21, 2015) – A September 2014 NPR special on transgender families that featured Robina Asti, a 94-year-old transgender woman who worked with Lambda Legal to successfully challenge the Social Security Administration, has won a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting.

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Congratulates Crispin Torres For Being Named To The Trans 100 03/31/2015

(New York, NY – March 30, 2015) Lambda Legal is proud to announce today that Crispin Torres, Community Educator in Lambda Legal’s Midwestern Regional Office, has been named to the Trans 100.

Transgender Rights
Victory! Texas Prison Officials Agree to Place Lambda Legal Transgender Client Passion Star in Safekeeping 03/30/2015

“At last Texas officials have taken appropriate and long-overdue steps to protect our client.”

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Files Emergency Papers Seeking Safekeeping for Transgender Woman in Texas Prison 03/04/2015

Houston, TX (March 4, 2015) – Late last night Lambda Legal filed an emergency motion in federal court asking that the court compel the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to place Passion Star, a transgender woman currently incarcerated in TDCJ’s male facilities, in safekeeping to protect her from further sexual assault and threats to her life.  

Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Launches Petition Drive Urging Texas Gov.-Elect Abbott to Implement PREA 12/17/2014

(Dallas, TX) - Lambda Legal today launched a petition drive calling on the state of Texas and Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott to implement and abide by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), the federal law signed by former President George W. Bush to address the problem of prison rape across the country.

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Stop Prison Rape in Texas | Transgender Rights
New York to Require Insurers to Cover Transgender Healthcare; Lambda Legal Applauds 12/11/2014

(New York, December 11, 2014) — Today, with the announcement that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued guidance to health insurance companies that they are barred from discriminating against transgender individuals by denying them medically necessary treatment, Lambda Legal released the following statement by Dru Levasseur, Transgender Rights Project Director.

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Applauds New York City Law to Ease Birth Certificate Changes for Transgender People 12/09/2014

"This is significant news for many New Yorkers who face increased discrimination and harassment when they do not have identity documents that match who they are."

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Observes Transgender Day of Remembrance 11/20/2014

“As we look back on the beautiful people we have lost this past year, we must not only work to change the hearts and minds of the public to achieve a better understanding and broader acceptance of transgender people, but we must also fight the racism, sexism, and transphobia that is rooted in these murders.”

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Observes Transgender Awareness Week 11/17/2014

Events Highlight Need for Education and Awareness on Issues Facing the Transgender Community

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Sues Texas Prison System on Behalf of Transgender Woman over Persistent Sexual Abuse and Violence 10/23/2014

Houston, TX - Lambda Legal today filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Passion Star, a transgender woman currently in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), arguing that TCDJ officials have displayed deliberate indifference to threats of sexual assault and violence against Ms. Star in TDCJ’s male facilities.

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Transgender Rights

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