Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$2,191 Raised

44% complete

$5,000 Goal

This Giving Tuesday, join TLDEF in celebrating trans people and their families!

Listen to Name Change Project client Royce Thomas (he/they) share the joy of seeing his name on their legal documents.

Over the past year, in the midst of a global epidemic, TLDEF has helped trans and non-binary people make huge strides toward being free to live full, authentic lives.

We’ve partnered with our brave clients and allies across the nation to win groundbreaking access to public accommodations, sweeping expansion of trans-inclusive health care and a major shift in the narrative toward acceptance and love of trans youth and their families.

We’ve given peace of mind to trans and non-binary people that their next DMV visit for legal identification will be a smoother one. Following years of advocacy, TLDEF got New York’s Governor to sign the Gender Recognition Act; a comprehensive law that ensures safe and streamlined processes to update and obtain accurate identification documents for transgender and non-binary New Yorkers.

We’ve brought health justice to trans and non-binary people taking the steps they need to feel at home in their bodies. TLDEF’s Trans Health Project helped Kathryn Vandegrift change the policy for 3.81 million Blue Cross North Carolina customers, making sure that trans and nonbinary patients could receive the gender-affirming surgery that would help their reflections align with their lived selves.

We’ve passed the mic to trans youth, parents, activists and advocates that are at the frontlines defining the future of the trans justice movement, helping them shape the narrative from one of suffering to one of joy, hope and love. At our “Pride and Joy” event in June and “Frontlines” series in October and November, we counteracted harmful misinformation about trans people by allowing them to tell their own stories.

 This #GivingTuesday – a global day of generosity – *you* can keep the momentum going!

* Change your profile photo to include one of our trans advocate frames.

* Start a Facebook fundraiser – aim to raise $200 – and encourage your friends to help TLDEF win full legal and lived equality for every trans and non-binary person and those who love them.

* Donate your Facebook feed to amplify the voices of trans and non-binary people and reshare our posts on Tuesday. 

You have the power to not only open wallets but hearts towards our mission: ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

Thank you for helping TLDEF celebrate, protect and uplift trans and non-binary people!

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Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc.

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520 8th Avenue Suite 2204
New York, NY 10018


(646) 862-9396

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