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From employment and housing discrimination to criminalization and violence, transgender people are often forced to engage with a legal system that wasn’t built for us. Even something as basic as correcting our identity documents to reflect who we truly are can be a confusing, overwhelming, and isolating process.

By maintaining a robust collection of resources and publications, TLC does our best to guide you through some of the more common legal challenges and questions transgender people encounter. If you can’t find an answer in our publications, our Legal Help Desk is here to respond to your questions and refer you to other resources and members of our pro bono network for support.

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Legal Helpdesk

The Legal Information Helpline provides basic information about laws and policies that affect transgender people across many areas, including employment, health care, housing, civil rights, immigration, prisoners’ rights, and identity document changes. Submit requests to the TLC Legal Helpline using the form below.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide any individualized legal advice or legal representation, or take on cases through the Legal Information Helpline.

Para ayuda legal en español, por favor llámenos al (415) 296-2029. 

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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.

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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

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