LEGAL RIGHTS, GOVernmenT LAWS & POLICIES

USA:
National Center for Transgender Equality, https://transequality.org/know-your-rights

Transgender Law Center, www.transgenderlawcenter.org

Lambda Legal, https://www.lambdalegal.org/issues/transgender-rights

National Center for Lesbian Rights, http://www.nclrights.org/our-work/transgender-law/

GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), https://www.glad.org/our-impact/cases/?issues=transgender-rights&type=advocacy 

American Civil Liberties Union, https://www.aclu.org/issues/lgbt-rights/transgender-rights

Sylvia Rivera Law Project, https://srlp.org/

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, transgenderlegal.org

UK:
Press for Change, www.pfc.org.uk

Scottish Transgender Alliance, www.scottishtrans.org

Gender Identity Research & Education Society, http://www.gires.org.uk/

Republic of Ireland:
Transgender Equality Network Ireland, www.teni.ie

Continental Europe:
Transgender Europe, www.tgeu.org

Global:
Human Rights Watch (reports, by country or region): https://www.hrw.org/topic/lgbt-rights

Global Action for Trans* Equality, https://transactivists.org  

 

Transgender Legal & Policy Matters: General Resources

click here for pdf

Identity Documents 

How to change your Social Security records: https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0110212200  

How to change your passport: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/gender.html 

How to change your immigration documentation:  http://www.transequality.org/know-your-rights/immigration-documents 

National Center for Transgender Equality ID Documents Center: http://www.transequality.org/documents 

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

Schools 

Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools: http://www.aclu.org/Schools-in-Transition 

Know Your Rights: A Guide for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Students: https://www.aclu.org/files/assets/transstudent kyr 20120508.pdf 

The Library: ACLU LGBT Youth and Schools Resources and Links: http://www.aclu.org/library-Igbt-youth-schools-resources-and-links 

How to file a Title IX complaint with U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights: http://knowyourix.org/title-ix/how-to-file-a-title-ix-complaint/ 

Questions and answers on OCR's complaint process: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/qa-complaints.html 

Questions and answers on Title IX and single-sex classes and activities: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/faqs-title-ix-single-sex-201412.pdf 

OCR complaint forms (electronic and PDF): http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html 

Model district policy on transgender and gender nonconforming students: http://gIsen.org/article/transgender-model-district-policy 

GLSEN Sports Project: http://sports.glsen.org/ 

Employment: Federal Workers 

For federal employees: How to file a federal discrimination complaint with EEOC: http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/directives/lgbt complaint processing.cfm 

For federal employees: OPM guidance on transgender federal employees: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/diversity-and-inclusion/reference-materials/gender-identity-guidance/ 

For federal contractors: Know Your Rights on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/factsheets/FACTSHEET LGBT JRF QA 508c.pdf 

For federal contractors: U.S. Department of Labor directive on transgender employees: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/directives/dir2014 02.html 

For federal contractors: How to file a discrimination complaint with OFCCP: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/pdf/pdfstart.htm 

Employment - General 

OSHA best practices guide on restroom access for transgender workers: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3795.pdf 

Find out whether the EEOC is the right agency to help you: https://egov.eeoc.gov/eas/ 

Time limits for EEOC complaints: http://www.eeoc.gov/employees/timeliness.cfm 

Find your EEOC field office: http://www.eeoc.gov/field/ 

Housing 

HUD housing discrimination info: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program offices/fair housing equal opp/LGBT Housing Discrimination 

Guidance for transgender people in shelters: http://www.glad.org/know-your-rights/publications/shelter-gi-non-discrimination-model-policy.pdf 

Find your HUD field office: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states 

HUD complaint process:  http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program offices/fair housing equal opp/complaint-process 

File a HUD complaint online: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/housing discrimination or print and send in this HUD complaint form: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=DOC 12150.pdf 

Healthcare and Insurance 

Detailed info on your healthcare rights: http://www.transequality.org/know-your-rights/healthcare 

How to file a federal healthcare discrimination complaint with EEOC: http://www.eeoc.gov/field/littlerock/charge.cfm 

How to file a federal healthcare discrimination complaint with HHS: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/complaints/index.html 

HHS decision affirming Medicare coverage for transition related healthcare: http://www.hhs.gov/dab/decisions/dabdecisions/dab2576.pdf 

Parenting 

ACLU/NCTE guide for transgender parents and their children:  https://www.aclu.org/report/protecting-rights-transgender-parents-and-their-children 

GLAD legal Q&A for children of transgender parents: https://www.glad.org/uploads/know-your-rights/publications/kids-of-trans-parents.pdf 

Lambda Legal FAQ about transgender parents: http://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/transgenaer/trans-parenting-raq 

Police, Prison, and Jail 

Info for deaf or hard of hearing people: http://www.aclu.org/deafrights 

ACLU/NCLR Know Your Rights guide for transgender prisoners: https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/laws-court-decisions-advocacy-tips-protect-transgender-prisoners PDF version 

https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field document/121414-aclu-prea-kyrs-1 copy.pdf 

ACLU PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) toolkit: 

https://www.aclu.org/other/prison-rape-elimination-act-prea-toolkit-end-abuse-protecting-Igbti-prisoners-sexual-assault PDF version 

https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field document/012714-prea-combined.pdf 

Find a certified PREA auditor: http://www.prearesourcecenter.org/audit/list-of-certified-auditors

Legal Organizations 

American Civil Liberties Union LGBT & HIV Project (National/state offices): http://aclu.org/LGBT 

http://action.aclu.org/secure/report-lgbthiv-discrimination 

National Center for Lesbian Rights (National): http://www.nclrights.org 

Lambda Lega (regional offices in D.C., Seattle, Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta): http://www.lambdalegal.org 

Transgender Law Center (California and Atlanta): http://www.transgenderlawcenter.org 

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (New York City): http://srlp.org 

National Center for Transgender Equality (National): http://www.transequality.org/ 

Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (New England States): http://www.glad.org/ 

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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