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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.

Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination | 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.

Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination | Transgender Rights
(VIDEO) Lambda Legal and Transgender Woman Celebrate Successful Fight Against Discrimination and Harassment at Halfway House 09/04/2014

(Chicago, IL, September 4, 2014) — Today, Lambda Legal released a video documenting Donisha McShan’s successful fight to be treated as a woman while at The H Group, the Marion, Illinois, halfway house where she was receiving substance abuse counseling.

Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination | Transgender Rights
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

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