National Center for Lesbian Rights


gender identity

New TSA Security Procedures Violate Privacy of Transgender Travelers

Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, November 23, 2010)—The federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented new security procedures that pose serious privacy concerns for all travelers, but pose particular risks for the transgender community. Pursuant to TSA heightened security measures, numerous airports throughout the country have been outfitted with advanced imaging technology (AIT) machines—full body scanners, which reveal an intimate...


DOJ Declines to Appeal Veteran’s Victory in Transgender Discrimination Case

A Statement from NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter (San Francisco, CA, July 1, 2009)—The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has declined to appeal a federal court ruling awarding transgender veteran Diane Schroer the maximum compensation for the discrimination she suffered by being refused a job with the Library of Congress because of her transgender status. Yesterday, June 30, was the deadline for the government to seek an appeal in Schroer v. Library of Congress, in which Ms. Schroer has been...


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