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Transgender Rights News

November 18, 2016

Transgender Non-Discrimination Bill to be Introduced in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Representative Ed Butler announced plans today to introduce legislation for 2017 that would explicitly prohibit discrimination against transgender people.

“It’s simply a matter of fairness. Transgender people deserve the same freedom from discrimination as anyone else. I believe the …

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November 14, 2016

GLAD and ACLU Urge Thorough Investigation into Suicide at Long Creek

Portland – The ACLU of Maine and GLAD wrote to Attorney General Janet Mills urging special consideration be taken in her investigation into the death of a transgender youth by suicide at Long Creek Youth Development Center sometime in late October or early November. 

“Not only is it critical to …

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November 11, 2016

A Letter to Transgender Youth and Families

To Transgender Youth and Families:

We are here for you. We know and understand the concern and sense of uncertainty many people are feeling in the wake of Tuesday’s election.  We share it, too.  But we are committed to protecting you. We have experience and resources to share and will do …

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October 12, 2016

Defending the MA Transgender Public Accommodations Law

Statement of Jennifer Levi, Transgender Rights Project Director, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

This week, opponents of legal protections for transgender people in Massachusetts waged two attacks on the recently enacted law.  Jennifer Levi issued the following statement on the anti-transgender …

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September 8, 2016

Freedom New Hampshire

New Hampshire is the only remaining state in New England to have no state laws ensuring fair and equal treatment for transgender people.

That’s why GLAD is proud to be a founding member of Freedom New Hampshire—a nonpartisan coalition of transgender Granite Staters united with faith leaders, …

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August 22, 2016

District Court Issues Injunction against Guidance Protecting Transgender Students

“We will continue to file lawsuits representing transgender students and litigate them to the fullest extent of the law.”

(Fort Worth, TX – August 22, 2016) – A U.S. District Court judge today issued a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s guidance to public school districts …

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July 27, 2016

GLAD and Transgender NH Applaud NH Support for Federal Guidance on Respect for Transgender Students

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster has joined a brief with Attorneys General from eleven other states asking a federal district judge not to bar implementation of Obama Administration rules and guidance concerning fair treatment of transgender students and workers.

The …

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July 7, 2016

GLAD Cheers Passage of Massachusetts Public Accommodations Bill

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) issued the following statement by Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi after the Massachusetts House and Senate passed the transgender public accommodations bill, now on its way to Governor Charlie Baker for signature:

“Today is a great day for …

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July 7, 2016

GLAD Cheers Passage of Massachusetts Public Accommodations Bill

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) issued the following statement by Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi after the Massachusetts House and Senate passed transgender accommodations bill, now on its way to Governor Charlie Baker for signature:

“Today is a great day for the …

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June 10, 2016

GLAD Praises RI Dept. of Ed Guidelines on Supporting Transgender Students

Rhode Island’s Department of Education (RIDE) has issued guidelines to schools to protect the state’s transgender students.

“The guidance is excellent and comprehensive,” said Jennifer Levi, Director of the Transgender Rights Project for GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). “Rhode Island was …

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