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A Place of Respect: A Guide for Group Care Facilities Serving Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Youth

A pioneering new report authored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the¬†Sylvia Rivera Law Project¬†urges group care facilities to reassess their treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming youth and to adopt policies and practices that provide these youth with appropriate, fair and equal care. The report is the first to provide comprehensive guidance…


Guidelines for Managing Information Related to the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression of Children in Child Welfare Settings – 2013

This groundbreaking new publication is a product of the Putting Pride into Practice Project, a project of Family Builders by Adoption to help child welfare professionals better serve LGBT children and youth in foster care. These guidelines provide much-needed direction to child welfare agencies on how best to collect, record, and disclose information on the…


Trans Realities

A report on the legal needs of transgender people in California by NCLR and the Transgender Law Center. Download PDF


Beyond the Binary: Making Schools Safe for Transgender Youth

NCLR, the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, and the Transgender Law Center created this comprehensive tool kit designed to help students, school staff, and other community activists who want to address harassment and discrimination against transgender and other gender non-conforming students. Download PDF


Listening to Gender Variant Children: A Humanistic Strategy for Advocates

Speech given March 11, 2002 at Hunter College School of Social Work in New York, NY by Shannon Minter, Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Download PDF


Transgender Equality : A Handbook for Activists and Policymakers

This handbook provides activists and policymakers with the tools they need to pass transgender-inclusive non-discrimination and anti-violence legislation. Written by three of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender movement’s brightest transgender scholar-activists, Transgender Equality is an invaluable resource guide, providing an introduction to transgender issues, model language for legislation, talking points, responses to frequently asked…


Florida Transgender Name Change Kit

A guide for transgender individuals seeking to amend their identity documents to conform to their new legal name and gender designation. Download PDF


State Cases

State cases recognizing protection for transgender people under state sex and disability discrimination provisions. Download PDF

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