Transgender Rights Project
Transgender people face the most basic and blatant discrimination every day - from being denied access to employment, housing, or healthcare, to being physically attacked because of the way they look or dress. Through the Transgender Rights Project (TRP), GLAD puts our litigation, legislative, and educational assets to work in a focused way to establish clear legal protections for the transgender community. Information about current and past cases can be found below.
Learn about our publication Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy - a groundbreaking legal resource for attorneys and transgender people.
Today, the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and other child welfare organizations filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) … Read More →
In a case highlighting both the clear need for anti-discrimination protections for transgender people in public accommodations, and the critical … Read More →
Jennifer Levi, Esq.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 … Read More →
GLAD filed an amicus brief in an appeal challenging the Massachusetts District Court ruling that the Commonwealth cannot deny an incarcerated … Read More →
GLAD is representing a transgender teen girl whose Orono, Maine elementary and middle schools removed her from the girls’ restroom … Read More →
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 →
GLAD’s Transgender Rights Project and Realty Resources Hospitality, which operates six Denny’s restaurants throughout Maine, are pleased to announce … Read More →
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! 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 →
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 … Read More →
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 →
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 →
One of two landmark rulings issued in October 2001, in which the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination drew from GLAD legal analysis to … Read More →
In a precedent-setting decision with major implications for the business community, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit … Read More →
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 →
In November 2000, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) issued a landmark ruling stating that all transgender people … Read More →
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 →