Oliven of Columbia University coined the term transgender in his reference work Sexual Hygiene and Pathology, writing that the term which had previously been used, transsexualism"is misleading; actually, 'transgenderism' is meant, because sexuality is not a major factor in primary transvestism. A Movement Whose Time has Come", circulated inidentified transgender as a term to unify all forms of gender nonconformity; in this way transgender has become synonymous with queer.
Founded inEquality Advocates is the only organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offering direct legal services for the LGBT community. The clinic, founded in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania Law School's Public Service Program, is also an official clinical program of the Temple University Beasley School of Law and includes students from law schools throughout the country.
Transgender people face the most basic and blatant discrimination every day - from being denied Women studies transgendered individuals gender identity to employment, housing, or healthcare, to being physically attacked because of the way they look or dress.
In New England, only Rhode Island, Maine, and Vermont provide explicit laws that prohibit discrimination against transgender people, and only Vermont and Connecticut have hate crimes laws that protect them.
At the federal level, there are no laws explicitly protecting transgender people in any context. Through the Transgender Rights Project TRPGLAD puts our litigation, legislative, and educational assets to work in a focused way to establish clear legal protections for the transgender community.
More information and contact numbers can be found here. A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, the transgendered, and people with HIV or AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
Lambda Legal is available to help with advice, referrals, and representation of individuals suffering discrimination other other legal problems because they are transgender. National Center for Lesbian Rights National: Today, we are a national leader in shaping transgender law, and our Legal Director, Shannon Minter, is recognized as a leading architect and visionary of the transgender rights movement.
For more information please call The Sylvia Rivera Law Project SRLP works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.
SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice.
Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming.
SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence. Transgender Law Center California: Every day we connect transgender people and their families to technically sound and culturally competent legal services, increase acceptance and enforcement of laws and policies that support California's transgender communities, and work to change laws and systems that fail to incorporate the needs and experiences of transgender people.
For more information e-mail TLC at or call. Most people in this country have difficulty finding a health care plan that fits into their monthly budget and provides them with comprehensive coverage. For transgender and gender non-conforming people, transphobia and other forms of discrimination sometimes make getting basic health care difficult or impossible.
Therefore, HCAP works throughout California to increase full access to health care for transgender people and their families.
Compiled by Shannon Minter, an overview of all the significant transgender related case law in the U. Contains resources for filing a discrimination claim in Illinois, as well as Human Rights laws in the state.
Sample Letter to Employer re: Written by Sheryl I. The SRLP put together a documentary and toolkit with useful facts and talking points about trans equality and bathroom access.
The toolkit is available free of charge on the website. Transgender Legal Issues in New England: Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: From the Human Rights Campaign, provides human resource and other employment professionals with best practices for transgender workplace inclusion from discrimination and benefits policies to internal practices that reflect how gender is expressed and integrated in the workplace; as well as the state of legal issues encompassing gender identity in employment situations.
TAW provides resources for innovative employers who want to set their company employment policies to help their transgendered employees to be at their most productive, without spending energy hiding an important part of themselves and pretending to be something they are not.The study found that transgender women, who are assigned the male sex at birth, were twice as likely as cisgender men or women to have the blood clot condition venous thromboembolism.
UCLA Law is an established thought leader in the evolving field of gender studies. A wide-ranging curriculum explores how the law constructs and regulates gender and sexuality as well as the legal and social status of women, gays, lesbians and transgendered . Victims. Sexual violence has been found to be even higher in some subpopulations within the transgender community, including transgender youth, transgender people of color, individuals living with disabilities, homeless individuals, and those who are involved in the sex trade.
He said that transgender people are often denied hormone therapy, and that a person’s gender identity is often not factored into medical . INTRODUCTION. In addition to gender-affirming medical care, transgender people have primary and preventive health care needs that are similar to the general population.
Woman: Considering the Definition in Terms of Poster Modern Feminine Theory and the Inclusion of Transgendered Individuals The word woman is in direct relation to a multitude of factors such as anatomy, categorization, gender, and choice, each of which allots being a woman its own requirements.