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This week, President Trump has once again proven his desire to debase and demean immigrants to the US and women of color. Like many of you, we were horrified to hear the President demand four duly-elected Members of Congress to “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

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As many Americans remain horrified by the conditions of detention centers managed by our own Department of Homeland Security, we're learning more about the experiences of transgender people fleeing violence in Central American only to be treated as criminals when they come to the United States.

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For all Americans, including the nearly two million who are transgender, equal justice requires fair judges who will honestly and impartially weigh all the facts presented in any case, on any issue, and treat all litigants with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, Judge Matthew McFarland—the latest extreme nominee for a lifetime seat on a federal bench from the Trump administration—refused to state unequivocally that he will honor the requests of transgender litigants to be treated with basic courtesy and respect in the courtroom.
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As the 2019 hurricane season begins in earnest, transgender people and their families may have a lot of questions about how they can properly prepare and what their rights are while evacuating or staying at shelters.

We want transgender people and their families to stay safe—both from storms and from any unique problems transgender people may face during an evacuation.

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In April of 2019, the Supreme Court announced it would hear the case of a Michigan woman fired from her job of six years after she came out as transgender. The case's presence on the Supreme Court puts the equal employment rights of 1.4 million transgender adults into question.

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A new report reveals a widespread failure of the nation’s police departments to adopt or modernize policies protecting the rights of transgender people.

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Those outside the community might not know it, but a startling fact hangs over transgender people whenever we seek medically necessary care. According to our U.S.

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On May 23rd, the National Center for Transgender Equality will host its annual Trans Equality Now Awards, an opportunity to commemorate and honor advocates and allies for transgender people and our rights. Masen is a lifelong advocate for LGBTQ equality and has previously served on the board of directors of NCTE.

 

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On May 23rd, the National Center for Transgender Equality will host its annual Trans Equality Now Awards, an opportunity to commemorate and honor advocates and allies for transgender people and our rights. Among the honorees at this year’s ceremony will be Nicole Maines, advocate, actress, and star of the CW’s hit show Supergirl, who will be awarded the Andy Cray Award for Health & Youth Advocacy.

Nicole Maines

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On May 23rd, the National Center for Transgender Equality will host its annual Trans Equality Now Awards, an opportunity to commemorate and honor advocates and allies for transgender people and our rights. Among the honorees at this year’s ceremony will be Earline Budd, Non-Medical Case Management Specialist at HIPS, who will receive the Community Builder Award.
 

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