Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

235 Donors

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$25,000 Goal

A sincere THANK YOU to everyone who has donated. If you haven't given yet, it's not too late!  

On June 12, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a new rule that would invite insurance companies, hospitals, and health care professionals to illegally deny transgender people care despite protections mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The published rule reflects a lengthy effort by HHS to chip away at non-discrimination protections for transgender people.

At the beginning of this year, TLDEF launched the Trans Health Project to eliminate transgender health insurance exclusions and to ensure that health advocates can successfully appeal denials of care coverage. Over the past few months, the critical importance of having a health care system that is accessible to the most marginalized among us has become impossible to ignore. Access to a health care provider means a transgender person is one step closer to being able to live authentically. 

This Pride Month, TLDEF is participating in Give OUT Day, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community. Here are two concrete ways you can support the health and well-being of the transgender and non-binary community: 

  1.   Become a monthly donor. Your recurring gift of $10 or $25 – or more! - enables TLDEF to plan ahead to meet the needs of our community. 
  2. Share our campaign with FIVE friends for added impact and help TLDEF reach our stretch Give OUT goal of $25,000.  

The road to creating systematic change that protects and empowers the most vulnerable communities among us requires each of us.  Join us in the fight to ensure everyone has access to health care no matter their gender identity.

Use #TransHealthProject on social media to share your story and your support.

Together, we can make health equity a reality!

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

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Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

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520 8th Avenue
Suite 2204
New York, NY 10018


(646) 862-9396