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  • The National Center for Transgender Equality Reacts to Ferguson, MO Grand Jury Decision in Michael Brown Case
    Tonight, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided not to indict the police officer who shot Michael Brown. The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) expresses solidarity with Mr. Brown’s family and wishes for them peace and healing, and joins their family in a moment of silence to memorialize Brown’s life. Transgender people know all […]

  • President’s Bold Immigration Action Welcomed But Could Leave Out Most LGBT Immigrants
    National Center for Transgender Equality Calls for Further Action Tonight, the White House announced executive actions that will halt deportations and provide legal status for nearly 5 million immigrants. However, the National Center for Transgender Equality expresses deep concern that the relief does not go far enough to benefit most LGBT immigrants. “We welcome these positive […]

  • NCTE Mourns Loss of Trans Advocate and Icon Leslie Feinberg
    The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) family is saddened by the passing of Leslie Feinberg, a true revolutionary for transgender rights, workers rights, and social justice. Feinberg was influential to many transgender and gender non-conforming people, and will be remembered as a foundational architect of the advances we reap today and tomorrow. In reacting to Feinberg’s […]

  • NCTE’s Mara Keisling Named an Out 100 Honoree
    This week, National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) Executive Director Mara Keisling was named in Out magazine’s annual listing of 100 influential lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cultural and political icons. Keisling was honored for her decade of advocacy for transgender people with NCTE. Out says Keisling “has been instrumental in making outdated government policies more inclusive. The organization’s […]

  • New Federal Plans Take Modest Step On Trans Health
    The National Center for Transgender Equality expresses our disappointment that virtually every Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) plan has failed to update their coverage to stop excluding medically necessary healthcare for transgender federal employees. Disregarding OPM’s June 2013 invitation to insurance companies to drop discriminatory trans health exclusions, the majority of FEHB plans that were announced […]

  • President Obama Honors Five Year Anniv. of Hate Crimes Law
    Thursday, November 6th, 2014 marked the fifth year anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Lauded by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocates and racial justice organizations, and signed into law by President Obama, the Hate Crimes Prevention Act has strengthened law enforcement’s ability to track, respond, and combat bias-related […]

  • Ed Dept. Resolves Title IX Trans Student Discrimination Case
    The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) applauds the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and the Downey Unified School District for its resolution of a Title IX discrimination complaint filed by a transgender student against the school district. This resolution marks another crucial step towards ensuring that all students, regardless of […]

  • Win for Civilian Army Worker: Agency Says Restroom Restriction, Mis-Gendering Was Discrimination
    NCTE applauds the Transgender Law Center and Tamara Lusardi in obtaining a decision from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) found that the Department of the Army engaged in unlawful discrimination of Ms. Tamara Lusardi and ordered corrective action on her behalf. Ms. Tamara Lusardi is a disabled veteran who transitioned in 2010. She […]

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