by Christopher Vasquez | Nov 30, 2022
Introduction Lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, gender nonconforming, and transgender (LGBTQI) youth are well documented as disproportionally represented in the juvenile justice system. These disparities, coupled with the high visibility of LGBTQI youth as leaders amongst prominent campaigns to abolish the youth prison model, emphasize the importance of examining the concerns facing LGBTQI youth involved in the prison abolition movement, and the strengths they bring to the effort. This...
by Dan Mahoney | Jul 28, 2017
NCLR and GLAD are outraged by Donald Trump’s tweets threatening to ban transgender people from military service. We are exploring legal options and appreciate the chance to have one of our attorneys or legal assistants reach out directly to learn more about your situation. If you are or could be affected by a change in military policy, please complete the form below. All information provided will be kept completely confidential within NCLR and GLAD. Thank you for your service, and thank you...
by Ming Wong | Nov 16, 2016 | gender change, name change, transgender
When to change your name and/or gender on any ID or with a state or federal agency can be a very personal decision. Having ID that matches your gender identity and/or presentation can be useful in your day to day life, and may also help to keep you safer in certain situations. If you are considering changing your name and/or gender on your ID, we would suggest prioritizing: Changing your name and/or gender on your U.S. passport, or applying for a U.S. passport with your new name and/or gender,...
by Cathy Sakimura, Esq. | Oct 10, 2016
“All 50” is a universal standard model in policy and education for transgender inclusion in K-12 sport and activity associations for all 50 states. It will be based on this single principle—transgender high school students athletes will compete in the gender in which they identify and have a positive sport experience. Download PDF
by Dan Mahoney | Feb 25, 2016
The purpose of this brief is to support the efforts of California child welfare professionals to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of transgender and gender nonconforming children in foster care. Download
by Dan Mahoney | Oct 23, 2015
Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools is a first-of-its-kind publication for school administrations, teachers, and parents about how to provide safe and supportive environments for all transgender students, kindergarten through twelfth grade. View guide
by Erik Olvera | Oct 23, 2015
This comprehensive practice guide, written by NCLR Youth Project Director Shannan Wilber for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provides juvenile justice agencies the tools to meet their obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of LGBTQ youth in their care. The guide covers a broad range of topics, including nondiscrimination policies, staff training, talking with LGBTQ youth about sexuality and gender, and making individualized classification and housing decisions. Download
by Dan Mahoney | Dec 18, 2014 | prison, transgender
This guide—a National Center for Lesbian Rights and ACLU joint publication—identifies laws, court decisions, advocacy tips, and other resources that may be helpful for adult transgender prisoners. Each transgender person’s experience in prison and jail is different, in part because the conditions vary a great deal from one prison to another and change over time. However, the safety and health of every transgender prisoner in the United States is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution no matter...
by Dan Mahoney | Oct 2, 2013 | adoption, Federal Legislation, Youth, Federal policy, school, same-sex parents, parentage, parental rights, child custody, lesbian parents, LGBT parents, same-sex couples
This publication provides an overview of the legal rights of LGBTQ parents and their children in the United States. Download PDF