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  • Transgender Prisoners in Crisis

    Nearly one in six transgender Americans has been to prison—and nearly half of all black transgender people. Once behind bars, discriminatory policies and the constant threat of sexual assault can make prison a living hell for this already mistreated group.

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  • Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies

    Over the last decade, hospitals throughout the United States have recognized that some groups of people face significant barriers to health care because of historic bias and discrimination against them. Many efforts have been launched to identify these groups, learn more about the challenges they face in health care, and welcome them into the nation’s hospitals. To reach out to these long overlooked groups, hospitals have examined their policies and practices to ensure that discrimination is clearly prohibited, recommendations for equitable and inclusive care are being followed, and staff are trained to provide knowledgeable, sensitive care.

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  • Overcoming Health Care Discrimination

    Ambulance workers jeered at and refused to treat Tyra Hunter, a transgender woman seriously injured in a car accident outside Washington, DC who later died from her wounds. The same kind of hate-fueled medical negligence killed Robert Eads, a transgender man with ovarian cancer whom 20 separate doctors wouldn’t treat; one said the diagnosis should make Eads “deal with the fact that he is not a real man.”

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  • Identity Documents

    Carrying identification that reflects your genuine, real-world self is basic— whether you’re transgender or not. Th at’s what ID’s are for. So imagine if every time you tried to travel, open a bank account or start a new job, someone harassed you about your ID. Is it fake? Are you pretending to be someone you’re not?

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  • Transgender People and Marriage Laws

    It may seem obvious that the government has no business weighing in on your gender when it comes to whom you marry. Yet LGBT people continue to endure interference at the state and federal levels when it comes to respect for their relationships.

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  • Fighting Anti-Trans Violence

    Violence is a plague in the lives of many transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) people, with hate-motivated beatings and murders very common, often involving extra cruelty. According to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, 44% of reported hate murders in 2010 were committed against transgender women.

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  • Trans Aging: We're Still Here!

    It’s not easy getting older, but transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) people have especially good reasons to know their legal rights as they enter their Golden Years. The discrimination and violations of physical privacy that plague most TGNC people when they are younger become more and more likely, especially with increased reliance on the health care system

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  • Survival Tips for Trans Youth

    Transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) youth face serious legal obstacles, and many endure discrimination and violence on a daily basis, whether in school, health care or the criminal justice system.

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  • Transgender Parents

    Thousands of children around the United States have parents who are transgender, an umbrella term used to describe people whose gender identity—one’s inner sense of being male or female—differs from the sex assigned or presumed at birth.

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  • Workplace Rights & Wrongs

    Getting and keeping a regular job is out of reach for many transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) people, and sometimes steady employment is no better: Whether accused of using the “wrong” bathroom, harassed for not matching one gender stereotype or another, or being the only one in the offi ce turned down for medically necessarily health care, TGNC employees often endure humiliating treatment and unfair policies every day of the week.

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