anti-trans discrimination

Report shows harassment and mistreatment of trans and gender non-conforming students in NY public schools

A new report released by the New York Civil Liberties Union entitled "Dignity for All? Discrimination Against Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students" in New York State reveals that transgender and gender nonconforming students in New York public schools continue to face repeated discrimination and harassment from school officials and other students, despite legislation specifically in place to prevent them.

California ballot initiative targets the trans community's right to use public facilities

A ballot initiative in California seeks to ban transgender people from the bathroom which aligns with their gender identity, and could require trans people to pay "damages" for violating a non-trans person's privacy if found in a bathroom unlawfully. This is part of a larger trend seeking to legally discrimination against the trans community.

Democracy Now! highlights New York Medicaid lawsuit, GLAAD and SRLP's trans healthcare campaign

This week, Democracy Now! spoke with Pooja Gehi, a staff attorney at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), and Angie Milan-Cruz, one of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit challenging the New York Department of Health's exclusion of transgender healthcare coverage from Medicaid.

Class action lawsuit challenges New York Medicaid's exclusion of transgender healthcare

Today, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the Legal Aid Society, and Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Health on behalf of two transgender women who have been denied access to medically necessary healthcare under a discriminatory Medicaid regulation.

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