Transgender Law Center

Rating: 5 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Arts & Culture, Human Services, Crime & Law

Location: 1629 Telegraph Avenue suite 400 Oakland CA 94612 USA

Mission: Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.
Target demographics: change laws, policies, and attitudes so we can all live free from discrimination.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 2500 helpline callers.
Geographic areas served: California and Nationwide
Programs: Legal Helpline Policy work and advocacy Immigration project Project HEALTH and more!
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Rating: 5 stars  

Whenever I talk about the Law Center, I find myself using the word "scrappy." It's just remarkable what thirteen people working on a shoestring budget have been able to do. First, they have helped thousands of people navigate the legal morass that trans folk have to deal with just to do things like change their names, get health care, and KEEP THEIR JOBS. Second, they've combined impact litigation with savvy lobbying to enact laws and regulations that allow people to live out their authentic lives in a more caring society. I wonder how many people get the significance of the EEOC ruling saying that all transgender people in the 50 states are protected from discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights act. It's HUGE!

Masen Davis is a great leader who has overseen a breathtaking growth in the efficacy of an organization whose achievements make the world better for all of us. Transgender people are among the most marginalized populations in America, and when their rights get established, it has benefits that go way beyond the transgender community. For who among us has never dealt with cruelty or outright discrimination when our behavior stepped outside cultural norms for our gender? Transgender Law Center's successes are successes for everyone who wants to live in a world where individual gender expression can reflect each person's authentic self.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd quintuple its budget.

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was first made aware of the Transgender Law Center years ago when I needed solid guidance on how to properly change my name. Over time, I remained aware of the Transgender Law Center and the vital work it was doing to help people like myself live a life that was safe and authentic, and be happy productive members of our community and society. Their record is amazing and pound-for-pound they get more done than many organizations twice their size. I was thrilled to join the Board and give back to an organization that has done so much for me personally and so much for our community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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