Through our Transgender Rights Project, GLAD puts our legislative, litigation, and educational assets to work in a focused way to establish clear, affirmative protections for the transgender community.
Transgender Health Insurance Road Map
Steps to take when trying to get health insurance coverage for treatment of gender dysphoria.
Transgender Shelter Access
Everyone, of any gender identity or expression, has the right to be treated with respect and dignity when accessing shelter services. Read more here.
A list of resources that can help to address issues concerning transgender individuals.
Transgender Legal Issues in New England
Discusses a myriad of legal issues that may arise for transgender persons in the New England area.
- Massachusetts Birth Certificate Gender Marker Tool Kit
- Rhode Island Birth Certificate Gender Marker Tool Kit
Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Model Policy for Homeless Shelters
GLAD worked with the Lynn Emergency Shelter in Massachusetts on the following policy, which can serve as a model for other shelters in ensuring fair, equal and respectful access for transgender people.
Insurance Coverage for Transgender People in Massachusetts
Most public and private health insurance policies in Massachusetts now provide coverage for transgender-related health care, including surgery.
GLAD’s Work: Covering Gender Transition-related Care for Transgender People
Ensuring access to medical care for transgender people is one of the most dynamic areas of GLAD’s Transgender Right’s Project’s work. Having spent many years laying the necessary foundation to highlight the discriminatory nature of health insurance exclusions, the transgender community is finally reaping the rewards of that hard work. GLAD has been working throughout the New England region as well as in Washington, DC to reverse longstanding and deeply entrenched policies and laws that have resulted in the denial of insurance coverage.
Transgender Students’ Use of Bathrooms and Locker Rooms
A brief discussion of the right of transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity in school.
- Kosilek v. Spencer Questions and Answers
Massachusetts’ Transgender Rights Law
What you need to know about Massachusetts' transgender non-discrimination law.
Legal Q&A for Kids of Trans Parents
Provides legal answers to common questions about kids of transgender parents.
In, O'Donnabhain v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, GLAD won the right of transgender people to get treatment of GID qualified as medical care. This is a summary of that case.
AMA Resolution Fact Sheet
Provides information about the American Medical Association's decision to support private and public health insurers to cover people with Gender Identity Disorder.