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Transgender Rights Project

Transgender Rights Project

Learn about our publication Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy - a groundbreaking legal resource for attorneys and transgender people.

Latest Transgender Rights Project NewsMore→

March 27, 2015

Victory! Connecticut Removes Barrier for Medicaid Coverage of Transgender Health Care

Earlier this week the Connecticut Department of Social Services updated state regulations to require Medicaid to cover treatment for Gender … Read More →

March 16, 2015

Advocates Ask Supreme Court to Hear Case Concerning Medical Care for Transgender Woman in Prison

Petition Asserts First Circuit Disregarded its Proper Role

Lawyers today petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal on behalf of Michelle … Read More →

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March 25, 2015

Mary L. Bonauto: 25 Years of Standing Up For Justice

I have had the honor to observe Mary Bonauto’s work for 25 years – as a GLAD Board member, a GLAD Litigation Committee member, as Executive Director … Read More →

March 23, 2015

When Pink and Blue Are Not Enough: An Experience at the True Colors Conference

We were welcomed to the campus with rainbow flags, a giant rock painted to say “The sky can be pink and blue, so why can’t you” and tons and tons of … Read More →

Project Director

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Jennifer Levi

Jennifer L. Levi is the director of GLAD's Transgender Rights Project and a nationally recognized expert on transgender legal issues. She co-edited Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy, the first book to address legal issues facing transgender people in the family law context and provide practitioners the tools to effectively represent transgender clients.

Jennifer has served as counsel in a number of precedent-setting cases establishing basic rights for transgender people, including: O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner of Internal … Read More →


Related Cases

Pending

In re Jane Doe

GLAD submitted an amicus brief along with the ACLU in a case in which the state seeks to transfer a transgender girl from a youth juvenile justice … Read More →

Pending

Kosilek v. Spencer

Update, March 16, 2015 - GLAD, attorney Joseph L. Sulman, and Goodwin Procter LLP have filed a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. The … Read More →

Victory • 2014

Bradford v. Group Insurance Commission

Update November 14, 2014 - Victory! This matter has been settled and Bradford will now be able to receive coverage for gender reassignment surgery.

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Victory • 2014

In re Rikki Bates

GLAD represents Rikki in her appeal to MassHealth after they denied her request for coverage of transition-related care.  We were awaiting the … Read More →

Victory • 2014

Doe v. Clenchy

January 30, 2014 - Victory! Maine High Court rules  that denying a transgender girl the use of the girls' restroom at her school violated her rights … Read More →

Loss • 2012

CHRO and Dana Peterson v. City of Hartford

Update The Connecticut Appeals Court sided with the City of Hartford, ruling on September 18, 2012, that the trial court improperly reversed the … Read More →

Settled • 2011

Adams v. Bureau of Prisons

Update: September 30, 2011

A settlement was announced September 30, 2011 in the case of Vanessa Adams, a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmate at … Read More →

Settled • 2011

Freeman v. Denny’s

GLAD’s Transgender Rights Project and Realty Resources Hospitality, which operates six Denny’s restaurants throughout Maine, are pleased to announce … Read More →

Victory • 2010

In re A.M.B.

GLAD filed an amicus brief with the Maine high court in support of a trangender man who was denied a name change by Cumberland County Probate court.  … Read More →

Victory • 2010

O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue

Victory! On February 2, 2010, the U.S. Tax Court issued an important decision in O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, ruling for the … Read More →

Settled • 2006

Blanchette v. Saint Anselm College

In June 2005, GLAD filed a lawsuit in U. S. District Court in New Hampshire on behalf of a transgender woman in New Hampshire who was fired from her … Read More →

Victory • 2004

Barreto-Neto v. Town of Hardwick Police Department

GLAD worked with a police officer in the Town of Hardwick, Vermont, in Northern Vermont who was terminated from the police department when the Town … Read More →

Victory • 2001

Jette v. Honey Farms

One of two landmark rulings issued in October 2001, in which the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination drew on GLAD legal analysis to rule … Read More →

Victory • 2001

Millett v. Lutco

One of two landmark rulings issued in October 2001, in which the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination drew from GLAD legal analysis to … Read More →

Victory • 2000

Rosa v. Park West Bank

In a precedent-setting decision with major implications for the business community, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit … Read More →

Victory • 2000

Beger v. Division of Medical Assistance

In this case, a Superior Court in Suffolk County ordered the state of Massachusetts to pay for a surgical procedure it had denied to a transsexual … Read More →

Victory • 2000

In re John/Jane Doe

In November 2000, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) issued a landmark ruling stating that all transgender people … Read More →

Victory • 2000

Doe v. Yunits

GLAD obtained a landmark ruling, in the first reported decision ever in a case brought by a transgender student, that a middle school may not … Read More →