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Lambda Legal Responds After DOJ Rejects Texas Governor’s Assurance of PREA Compliance 05/22/2015

(New York, NY – May 22, 2015) According to news reports, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has rejected Texas’s assurance that it will work to comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards.

Criminal Justice | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Commends Texas Governor’s Decision to Comply with PREA 05/21/2015

(New York, NY, May 21, 2015) –Texas Governor Gregory Abbott has assured U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch that Texas will take steps to comply with the standards set by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).

Criminal Justice | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Responds to Proposed Change in Blood Donation Policy with Call for Real Reform 05/12/2015

(Washington, May 12, 2015) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced proposed guidelines for blood donations that change the current lifetime ban for men who have sex with men (MSM) to a one year ban.

Health Care Fairness | HIV | Transgender Rights
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

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