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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.

Recent Articles

Transgender Woman Reaches Landmark Settlement with Broome County Following Lawsuit over Discrimination, Abuse and Denial of Medical Care

Makyyla Holland (she/her/hers), a 25-year-old Black transgender woman, reached a landmark settlement with Broome County following violence, denial of medical care, and discrimination inflicted on her at the Broome County Jail because she is transgender.


TLDEF Wins Name Change for Transgender Man in Challenge to Pennsylvania Felony Bar

A Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas judge for Butler County granted a name change to transgender man, Jordan Hilliard, in a case brought by Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) and Reed Smith challenging the constitutionality of the state’s ban on legal name changes for people with felony convictions.


DREDF and TLDEF File Claims Against TSA for Discrimination Against Transgender Couple with Disabilities

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) and Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) filed claims with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on behalf of two transgender individuals with disabilities, August Rocha and Christine Muller, alleging discrimination based on disability and transgender status.


TLDEF Sues State of Georgia for Denying Trans-Inclusive Health Care Coverage to Employees and Dependents

The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), along with co-counsel Bondurant Mixson & Ellmore LLP, filed a complaint in a lawsuit against the State of Georgia for denying coverage of transgender-related health care in the Georgia State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), which covers more than half a million Georgians, including employees of state agencies and public school districts, and their family members.


Transgender Athletes File Brief with 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Lawsuit Challenging Indiana's Trans Sports Ban

In partnership with TLDEF, eight transgender women athletes filed a friend of the court brief with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in A.M. v. Indiana challenging Indiana’s transgender sports ban, House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1041.


Updated on Sep 6, 2023