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Federal Government Approves School Policy that Affirms and Respects Transgender Students

(San Francisco, CA, July 13, 2015)–On Friday, July 10, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and...


U.S. Department of Justice Affirms Title IX Protection for Transgender Students

(Washington, DC, June 30, 2015)—Today, the Department of Justice affirmed that Title IX protects the right of transgender students to...


Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner Introduces Herself in Magazine Article

Caitlyn Jenner made her public debut since completing gender transition, as revealed in a Vanity Fair article published today. In...


NCLR Applauds Jenner’s Courage In Sharing Transgender Identity With the Public

San Francisco, CA, April 24, 2015)—Tonight, in a groundbreaking interview with Diane Sawyer of ABC News, Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce...


NCLR Applauds the EEOC’s Decision Ensuring Restroom Access for Transgender Employees

(San Francisco, CA, April 8, 2015)—Today, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing federal...


Legislation: California Senate Bill 731

On February 27, 2015, California State Senator Mark Leno introduced Senate Bill 731 to give critical guidance to child welfare...


NCLR Welcomes HUD Policy for Transgender Residents in Federally Funded Shelters

(Washington, DC, February 20, 2015)—Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued guidance clarifying that single-sex shelters...



NCLR Statement on the Loss of Leelah Alcorn

(San Francisco, CA, January 2, 2015)—Vigils will be held in Ohio tomorrow to remember 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn and to raise...


NCLR Statement on the DOJ’s Announcement Regarding Anti-Transgender Employment Discrimination Claims

(San Francisco, CA, December 18, 2014)—Today, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice interprets sex discrimination under...



New “Know Your Rights” Guide Provides Vital Information for Transgender Prisoners

I received a letter from a prisoner a few weeks ago that still haunts me. The prisoner, a transgender woman...


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