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Today Shelby Chestnut (they/he) begins their tenure as executive director of Transgender Law Center, the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Chestnut has over 20 years of...
Trans Leaders Call for Strengthening of Biden Administration’s Health and Human Services Regulation through Inclusion of Transgender and Nonbinary Status as Protected Identity
The Protect Trans Health Campaign marks October 3rd close of public comment period with Week of Action.
On Monday, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) announced a proposed rule that would substantially strengthen protections against discrimination in accessing healthcare. While the proposed rule is open for public comment, the Rollback Rule issued under the Trump Administration that gutted Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act is still in the books.
Transgender Law Center Denounces SCOTUS Opinion overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey
The Transgender Law Center strongly denounces the Supreme Court’s Opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization as a despicable, shameless, and politically-motivated attack on the bodily autonomy of all people, especially those people who are exercising their right to end pregnancies.
Lambda Legal, the Transgender Law Center (TLC), and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by anti-transgender activists against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) challenging SB132, the groundbreaking law protecting transgender people incarcerated in the state of California.
Two Alabama families filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging a recently passed law that criminalizes medical professionals who provide care to transgender adolescents with up to 10 years in prison. The families say being denied medically necessary care will be devastating for the mental and physical health of their adolescent children. The lawsuit alleges that the new Alabama law violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Alabama, Lambda Legal, Transgender Law Center, and Cooley LLP announced today plans to file a legal challenge to proposed legislation in Alabama that would criminalize medical professionals who provide gender-affirming care to transgender adolescents with up to 10 years in prison.
President Joe Biden has nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States, the first Black woman to hold this distinction in the 232-year history of the Supreme Court, following the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. This...
Federal Court Allows Lawsuit Challenging Trump “Rollback Rule” Undermining Healthcare Nondiscrimination Protections to Continue
BOSTON, MA -- Late yesterday, a federal court permitted plaintiffs to continue to pursue several claims in Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) et al v. HHS, a lawsuit challenging the Trump-Pence Administration’s rule that seeks to undermine healthcare...
The following statement can be attributed to Terri Edmonds, mother of Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells: “The outpouring of care and support has bolstered our spirits and filled our hearts during the most difficult time imaginable, but we ask that you continue to please give...