Transforming Institutions

TLC was founded because of the frequent discrimination that transgender people experience in nearly every institution in California. That is one reason that we strongly believe that the best way to address this discrimination is to change the institutions that are committing it or allowing it to happen. The Transforming Institutions Project is our way of doing that.
This project houses nearly a dozen unique, effective efforts to change the way that transgender people are treated in the state. Each one focuses on a vital institution and uses common-sense strategies to create change within that institution.
Economic Empowerment Student Safety
Healthcare Access Training
Leadership Development Transitioning the Bar
Safe Bathrooms


Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

Contact Us

Transgender Law Center
PO Box 70976
Oakland, CA 94612-0976

phone: 510.587.9696
collect line for people in prison and detention: 510.380.8229

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EIN (tax identification number): 05-0544006