May 15, 2017

Document Correction and the Fight for Equality in the Transgender Community

Kelly Burden Lindstrom

The much-publicized transition of celebrity Caitlyn Jenner increased the visibility of transgender people in our society. However, the reality is that transgender people are marginalized and often in need of legal services to protect their rights in every facet of their lives. A Report of the National Transgender Survey concluded that it is “part of social and legal convention in the United States to discriminate against, ridicule, and abuse transgender and gender non-conforming people within foundational institutions such as the family, schools, the workplace, and health care settings, every day.” Jamie M. Grant, et al., Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey 8 (National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 2011).

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