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LGBT Youth in Juvenile Court: Practice Tips for Juvenile Defenders

The Equity Project is excited to announce the release of LGBT Youth in Juvenile Court: Practice Tips for Juvenile Defenders, a short, convenient, and easy-to-use tool that contains practical tips for juvenile defenders to assist them in their representation of their LGBT clients. Practice Tips for Juvenile Defenders is a companion piece to the Equity Project’s 2009 publication, Hidden…

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In Defense of LGBT Youth: Strategies to Help Juvenile Defenders Zealously Advocate for their LGBT Clients

This short article provides information for juvenile defenders that will assist them in defending LGBT youth. In Defense of LGBT Youth expands upon recommendations and strategies from the Equity Project’s publication Hidden Injustice: LGBT Youth in Juvenile Courts. A similar version of this article appears in the UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy 401 (2011). Download PDF Learn…

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Hidden Injustice: LGBT Youth in Juvenile Courts

Hidden Injustice, published by the Equity Project, a collaboration of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Legal Services for Children, and the National Juvenile Defender Center, represents the first effort to examine the experiences of LGBT youth in juvenile courts across the country. Drawing from first-hand accounts of more than 50 LGBT youth and in-depth interviews of more…

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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…

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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…

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Legal Translations: Police Harassment in San Francisco

This FAQ answers questions transgender individuals might have about dealing with, reporting, and contesting police harassment in San Francisco. Download PDF

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Trans Realities

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

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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

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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

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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…

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