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  • Transition-Related Health Care

    Transition-Related Health Care

    The kinds of health care associated with gender transition have too often been misunderstood as cosmetic, experimental or simply unnecessary. Yet there is medical consensus that hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery (SRS) are medically necessary for many transgender people. It’s quite clear now that a person’s gender identity—one’s inner sense of being male or female—is deep-seated and cannot be changed, and therefore that this transition-related health care can be crucial.

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  • Health and Medical Organization Statements On Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity/Expression and “Reparative Therapy”

    American Medical Association Policy Number H-160.991, Health Care Needs of Homosexual Population

  • Advocating for Insurance Coverage of Your Medical Needs

    Transgender Rights Toolkit: A Legal Guide for Trans People and Their Advocates. If you are denied insurance coverage for transition-related health care, consider taking these steps:

  • Trans Client Testifies at ENDA Hearing

    Lambda Legal transgender client Vandy Beth Glenn testifies before U.S. House of Representatives committee on employment discrimination.

  • Federal Trans Case Proceeds

    The Georgia General Assembly's motion to dismiss Lambda Legal's federal lawsuit on behalf of a transgender woman who was unlawfully fired from her job is rejected; the case will move forward.

  • Bending the Mold

    Whether you’re transgender or gender non-conforming, questioning, or an ally, this kit is designed to help you make your school a safer place. We’ve included ideas and information to help you advocate for change. There’s also an extensive list of resources to help you connect with the transgender community and find support.

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  • Victories Across the Country

    Lambda Legal is the leading national legal organization dedicated to achieving full civil rights for LGBT people and people with HIV, and we have had an exceptional year. Our high-impact cases and educational programs continue to serve our mission by securing new and expanded legal protections and by amplifying our message in public forums.

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  • Law Against Discrimination Protecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Washington

    A Lambda Legal fact sheet about Washington State's new anti-discrimination law

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  • ENDA: Aim Higher

    In 2007, the United States House of Representatives passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), in a 235-184 vote, providing federal workplace protections for gays and lesbians, but not transgender people.

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