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  • Department of Labor Clarifies Restroom Access, Other Protections for LGBT Workers
    Sex Discrimination Rules Updated to include Bias Based on Trans Status, Same-Sex Relationships The National Center for Transgender Equality welcomes proposed regulations published today by the Department of Labor, which clarify that unlawful sex discrimination in the workplace extends to bias against transgender workers and workers in same-sex relationships. While this rule directly applies to […]

  • President Obama Acknowledges Humanity of Trans and Bisexual Americans in Historic State of the Union
    Tonight, President Barack Obama includes transgender and bisexual people in the State of the Union address in reference to American values and the defense of human dignity. This inclusion is unprecedented in any State of the Union address. In tonight’s State of the Union address, President Obama said: As Americans, we respect human dignity […] […]

  • “Transparent,” Jeffrey Tambor Win Golden Globes
    Last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honored Transparent with the Golden Globe award for “Best Television Series—Comedy or Musical” and honored Jeffrey Tambor with the Golden Globe award for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series—Comedy or Musical.” The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) extend our congratulations to the cast and […]

  • NCTE, Kaiser Permanente Host First “Community Clinician Roundtable”
    This month, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and Kaiser Permanente co-sponsored a first-ever convening of over 30 Washington, DC area physicians, therapists, lawyers and advocates to share information with each other about providing comprehensive care for transgender people. Topics included recent changes in healthcare insurance coverage, Medicare and Medicaid rules, and specific ways providers can better treat transgender clients and patients. […]

  • NCTE Joins 100+ Groups Calling on President to Stop Detaining LGBT immigrants
    This week the National Center for Transgender Equality joined more than 100 LGBT, immigration, and allied organizations in sending a letter urging President Obama to keep LGBT immigrants out of detention centers except in extraordinary circumstances. Other organizations joined the letter include the American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Immigration Law […]

  • Federal Survey: 40% of Transgender Prisoners Are Sexually Abused Each Year
    The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) this week reported national statistics for the first time on sexual abuse of transgender people in US prisons and jails. BJS estimates there were over 3,200 transgender people in US prisons nationwide in 2011-12, of whom 39.9% reported sexual assault or abuse in the last year by either […]

  • Empire State Becomes Ninth to Ban Transgender Health Exclusions
    New York State today became the ninth state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to apply its existing laws to prohibit discriminatory transgender exclusions in many health insurance plans. New York joins California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont, Washington State, and DC, as well as the federal Medicare program in taking action over […]

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