National Center for Transgender Equality,

Transgender Law Center,

Lambda Legal,

National Center for Lesbian Rights,

GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), 

American Civil Liberties Union,

Sylvia Rivera Law Project,

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund,

Press for Change,

Scottish Transgender Alliance,

Gender Identity Research & Education Society,

Republic of Ireland:
Transgender Equality Network Ireland,

Continental Europe:
Transgender Europe,

Human Rights Watch (reports, by country or region):

Global Action for Trans* Equality,  


Transgender Legal & Policy Matters: General Resources

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Identity Documents 

How to change your Social Security records:  

How to change your passport: 

How to change your immigration documentation:

National Center for Transgender Equality:

NOTE: For specific State and Local laws and regulations write or call National advocacy or Legal organizations for referrals to State organizations. 


Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools: 

Know Your Rights: A Guide for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Students: kyr 20120508.pdf 

The Library: ACLU LGBT Youth and Schools Resources and Links: 

How to file a Title IX complaint with U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights: 

Questions and answers on OCR's complaint process: 

Questions and answers on Title IX and single-sex classes and activities: 

OCR complaint forms (electronic and PDF): 

Model district policy on transgender and gender nonconforming students: 

GLSEN Sports Project: 

Employment: Federal Workers 

For federal employees: How to file a federal discrimination complaint with EEOC: complaint processing.cfm 

For federal employees: OPM guidance on transgender federal employees: 

For federal contractors: Know Your Rights on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination: LGBT JRF QA 508c.pdf 

For federal contractors: U.S. Department of Labor directive on transgender employees: 02.html 

For federal contractors: How to file a discrimination complaint with OFCCP: 

Employment: General 

OSHA best practices guide on restroom access for transgender workers: 

Find out whether the EEOC is the right agency to help you: 

Time limits for EEOC complaints: 

Find your EEOC field office: 

LGBTQ+ Inclusive Language: What It Is and Why It Matters in Healthcare:



HUD housing discrimination info: offices/fair housing equal opp/LGBT Housing Discrimination 

Guidance for transgender people in shelters: 

Find your HUD field office: 

HUD complaint process: offices/fair housing equal opp/complaint-process 

File a HUD complaint online: discrimination or print and send in this HUD complaint form: 12150.pdf 

Healthcare and Insurance 

Detailed info on your healthcare rights: 

How to file a federal healthcare discrimination complaint with EEOC: 

How to file a federal healthcare discrimination complaint with HHS: 

HHS decision affirming Medicare coverage for transition related healthcare: 


ACLU/NCTE guide for transgender parents and their children: 

GLAD legal Q&A for children of transgender parents: 

Lambda Legal FAQ about transgender parents: 

Police, Prison, and Jail 

Info for deaf or hard of hearing people: 

ACLU/NCLR Know Your Rights guide for transgender prisoners: PDF version document/121414-aclu-prea-kyrs-1 copy.pdf 

ACLU PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) toolkit: PDF version document/012714-prea-combined.pdf 

Find a certified PREA auditor:

Legal Organizations 

American Civil Liberties Union LGBT & HIV Project (National/state offices): 

National Center for Lesbian Rights (National): 

Lambda Legal (regional offices in D.C., Seattle, Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta): 

Transgender Law Center (California and Atlanta): 

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (New York City): 

National Center for Transgender Equality (National): 

Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (New England States): 

NOTE: For specific State and Local laws and regulations write or call National advocacy or Legal organizations for referrals to State organizations. 

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