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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
LGBT Advocates Issue Guidance to Hospitals for Treating Transgender Patients 11/05/2013

(New York, NY, November 5, 2013) - Lambda Legal, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC Foundation), and the LGBT Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association, with pro bono assistance from Hogan Lovells US, LLP, have jointly released a unique, groundbreaking publication that will provide much-needed guidance to hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients.

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Urges NY High Court to Reinstate Hate Crime Conviction in Death of Transgender Woman 10/07/2013

(New York City, October 7, 2013) - Lambda Legal today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the New York Court of Appeals urging the court to reinstate the 2009 conviction of Dwight DeLee.

Transgender Rights
Victory! Lambda Legal Helps South Dakota Transgender Employee Win Landmark Settlement After Wrongful Termination 09/16/2013

(Rapid City, SD, September 16, 2013) — Today Lambda Legal announced a landmark settlement for Cori McCreery, a transgender woman in South Dakota who was terminated from her job after she informed her employer that she would be taking steps to transition from male to female at work.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal: Constitution Requires that Manning Should Receive Medical Care at Ft. Leavenworth 08/22/2013

(New York, August 22, 2013) — Today following the announcement that Chelsea Manning may not receive proper care in prison, Lambda Legal issued the following statement by Transgender Rights Project Director Dru Levasseur.

Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal, Freedom to Work Resolve EEOC Complaint on Behalf of Maryland Transgender Woman 07/15/2013

(New York, July 15, 2013) - Lambda Legal and Freedom to Work have reached a settlement on behalf of a transgender woman employed by a government contractor in Maryland. The woman filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and alleged that she was subjected to physical and verbal harassment in the workplace over a two year period.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Transgender Rights