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LGBTQIA Legal Research Guide: Transgender Law
This guide includes select resources in this area of law, with a focus on legal research.
A Legal Guide for Trans People and Their Advocates
Within this Transgender Rights Toolkit, readers will find answers to many questions that transgender people and their advocates may ask as they navigate through life. This toolkit is meant to be a resource and advocacy tool designed to educate and empower a community often left outside the walls of power.
While transgender people are gaining visibility in the media, the daily lived experiences of transgender people is fraught with discrimination and oppression. They live and work in a world not suited to meet their basic needs. Through education, advocacy and litigation, Lambda Legal’s Transgender Rights Project has been able to ease, overcome and combat the pervasive discrimination that transgender people face.
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First released in 2016, the report offers a worldwide compilation of laws, policies and processes for trans and gender-diverse people to change their sex/gender markers and names on official documents, as well as the requirements for these processes. The 2017 edition includes additional features – a section on legal gender recognition and international law, a section on the Inter-American system, and seven interviews with trans activists on the ground speaking about their country situations. It covers the legal situations in 111 countries and 13 territories.
It has a section on resources that include:
Resources for individuals and their advocates
Organizations that Provide Legal Services to Individuals
Changing Identity Documents
Marriage and Family Law
Criminal Justice System
Heath, Education, and Social Services(Health, Shelters, Elders, and Youth)
Resources for passing non-discrimination laws that include gender identity legislation
Resources for Drafting Legislation
Statements of Support
Lobbying Legislators and Policymakers
After the law has passed: compliance guidelines
Education Materials and Articles on Transgender Rights
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.
SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.
TLC is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.