Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

How long will we wait for justice?

How long will we wait for justice?

A Message from TLDEF Executive Director Michael Silverman:

Dear friends,

I want to share with you an op-ed that I wrote that appeared in the Sunday edition of the New York Daily News. Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of Islan Nettles’ death. Islan was a 21-year-old African-American transgender woman from Harlem who was pursuing a career in the fashion industry. She lost her life to violence and hate here in New York City on... more