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Entries from November 2019

Transgender Day of Remembrance (“TDOR”)

November 20th, 2019 · Comments

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance (“TDOR”). It is a day to honor the memory of those members of our community whose lives have been lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

On this episode, LeGaL's Executive Director, Eric Lesh, and Board President, Kristen Browde discuss TDOR 2019.

At LeGaL, we remember the primarily trans women of color lost to transphobic bigotry and violence. This year’s TDOR comes in the wake of reports that at least 22 people were lost to deadly attacks in 2019.

Ending the crisis of violence against transgender people demands action across our entire community. Of the 1.4 million transgender people living in the U.S., 9% reported being physically attacked in the past year because of their identity. And this epidemic is on the rise. Between 2017 and 2018, reported incidents of anti-trans violence rose by 34%.

LeGaL has been fighting to protect the most vulnerable members of our community from discrimination for over four decades.

Today, we rededicate ourselves to continuing the fight for the safety, dignity, and equality of all transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Trans Lives Matter.

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LGBT Law Notes: All Southern Rulings

November 14th, 2019 · Comments

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important LGBT rights cases from October:

1. Texas Federal Court Vacates Transgender Protection under Obamacare.

2. Mississippi Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms Award of Custody of a Child to His Gay Uncle’s Surviving Husband.

3. Kentucky Supreme Court Avoids Ruling on Clash between Free Speech and Anti-Discrimination Law in T-Shirt Case.

 

 

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