Transgender Rights

Medicare Update:

Analysis and Studies Submitted to Update Standards of Care for Transgender Patients


Everyone Matters: Dignity and Safety for Transgender People

Transgender people face serious discrimination in our society, in areas ranging from appropriate medical care to parental rights; from personal identification documents to the freedom to marry.  Perhaps most common is the fact that transgender people face harassment and discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodation - mistreatment that threatens their freedom to work and live safely in their own communities.

GLAD’s mission embraces the eradication of discrimination based on gender identity and expression across New England.  Through our Transgender Rights Project, launched in June, 2008, we put our legislative, litigation, and educational assets to work in a focused way.

We continue to litigate ground-breaking cases in which a transgender person’s rights or liberties are compromised simply because that person does not meet societal expectations of what it means to be a man or a woman.

We work on legislation - ensuring that transgender people are included in anti-discrimination and anti-violence laws at the federal, state, and municipal levels.

Finally, through publications, media and public outreach, and our Legal InfoLine, GLAD works to ensure that transgender people are fully informed of their rights under law.

Learn more about the Transgender Rights Project.

Our New England transgender advocacy partners include:

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
TransGender New Hampshire

GLAD’s Work On This Issue

Through our Transgender Rights Project, GLAD puts our legislative, litigation, and educational assets to work in a focused way to establish clear, affirmative protections for the transgender community.

From the Docket

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… More →

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Legislative Advocacy

April 8, 2016

Public Accommodations Protections for Transgender People in Massachusetts

GLAD is a member of the coalition Freedom Massachusetts, which has been working for passage of An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination.

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December 8, 2016

Creating More Inclusive Community College Environments for Transgender Students

Community colleges offer open access to affordable academic and workforce training programs. It is critical that these community institutions are… More →

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