Transgender Rights Project
Learn about our publication Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy - a groundbreaking legal resource for attorneys and transgender people.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has modernized the standard and process for changing gender markers on birth certificates. As a result, proof of … Read More →
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently modernized its vital records law, enabling transgender people to receive an accurate birth certificate by … Read More →
When we think about the goals of the laws we have to protect LGBT people, we mostly think about solving concrete problems: ending discrimination, … Read More →
What are the dreams that we, together, can make a reality across the country, in the next ten years?
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 →
GLAD has filed a brief of amici curiae and is providing consultation in the case of a Pennsylvania transgender woman, Kate Lynn Blatt, challenging … Read More →
Update November 14, 2014 - Victory! This matter has been settled and Bradford will now be able to receive coverage for gender reassignment surgery.
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 →
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 →
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 her … 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 →
May 4, 2015 - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the case. The denial marks the end of the road legally in Kosilek’s lengthy struggle to … Read More →