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Transgender Youth

Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

Transgender Youth

Case: Student v. Arcadia Unified School District

STATUS: Victory, National

NCLR represents a transgender student who transitioned from female to male a few years ago. After transitioning, the student returned to middle school hopeful that everything would go smoothly. Although he presented as male and had completed a court-ordered name change, the school district still required that he use the nurse’s office for restroom access…

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Transgender Youth

Case: Pickup et al. v. Brown et al. and Welch et al. v. Brown et al.

STATUS: Victory, California

On September 29, 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the first law in the nation prohibiting state-licensed therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation or gender expression of a patient under 18 years old. Every leading medical and mental health organization in the country has warned that these practices do not work and put…

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Featured Policy & Legislation

Transgender Youth

Legislation: California Senate Bill 731

California

On February 27, 2015, California State Senator Mark Leno introduced Senate Bill 731 to give critical guidance to child welfare workers and caregivers regarding the placement of transgender youth in out-of-home care. The bill, co-authored by Senator Jim Beall, amends the Foster Care Bill of Rights to specify that foster youth have the right to…

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Transgender Youth

Legislation: Senate Bill 1172

California

In 2012, NCLR helped draft and pass a groundbreaking law in California that prohibits licensed mental health practitioners from trying to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender expression. Sometimes called “reparative therapy,” these dangerous practices by therapists put youth at risk of severe depression, suicide, and drug and alcohol abuse. Every major medical…

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Press Releases

Transgender Youth

January 2, 2015

NCLR Statement on the Loss of Leelah Alcorn

Transgender Youth

February 25, 2014

Attempt to Repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act Fails

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