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CT Citizens Lobby Legislators for Transgender Protections
Supporters of legal protections for transgender and gender non-conforming people told their personal stories in Hartford on Lobby Day, urging legislators to make CT the 14th state to add transgender protections to their state's non-discrimination laws.

Everyone Matters: Dignity and Safety for Transgender People

Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: Stories from CT
Transgender people and business leaders discuss why more businesses are instituting non-discrimination policies to include gender identity and expression.

It's time that Connecticut joined 13 other states who have enacted anti-discrimination laws for transgender people.

Transgender people face widespread and pervasive discrimination. They can be fired from their jobs or evicted from their homes just for being transgender, and Connecticut law needs to change that. Love Makes a Family is collaborating with the CT TransAdvocacy, CWEALF and other members of the Anti-Discrimination Coalition to pass the anti-discrimination bill in 2009.

Bishop John Selders of the UCC reflects on the progress in Connecticut and in the nation on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender civil rights, and urges people of faith to be strong voices for inclusion and legal protections for transgender people.

Read the moving Public Hearing Testimony in Support of a Transgender Anti-Discrimination Law
here. Allies, transgender people, teachers, parents, professionals, and elected officials all spoke eloquently before the Judiciary Committee on 3/19/09 in support of legal protections for transgender people.

Fact Sheet on an Act Concerning Discrimination  Download here

Questions and Answers on the Non-Discrimination Bill  Download here

Transgender People Face Employment Discrimination! A CT Woman Tells Her Story
Brianna was very accomplished in the corporate world --a top executive--before she transitioned from male to female. Here she describes the pain of interviewing for a job after her transition, and being denied the opportunity to be fairly considered for the job. Watch her tell her story.








Stories Matter! Take our 5-minute survey on gender identity and expression and make a difference in the campaign to change Connecticut’s anti-discrimination laws


Harsh Realities: The experience of transgender youth in our schools
Download the report here

Transgender People: Fairness in the Workplace
A person who does not conform to society's traditional view of gender identity and expression can be fired from their jobs, are victims of hate crimes, and frequently encounter discrimination in health care. Read the stories here.

Transgender Legal Issues in New England
Download GLAD's Legal Guide here.

Did you know that only 39% of the U.S. population is covered by a transgender-inclusive non-discrimination law? 
Learn where transgender people are protected, and note: nowhere in Connecticut do these protections exist! Click here

Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: Download this excellent guide for human resource and other employment professionals. It's an overview of the legal and other issues encompassing transgender inclusion, as well as the best practices that leading U.S. businesses utilize today--from discrimination and benefits policies to internal practices that reflect how gender is expressed and integrated in the workplace.

Transgender Americans: A Handbook for Understanding
Download HRC's general guide to become familiar with the issues that transgender Americans face.


HRC: The State of the Workplace: Number of Businesses Protecting Transgender Employees Growing

Gender Identity and Our Faith Communities: A Congregational Guide for Transgender Advocacy

The Connecticut Anti-Discrimination Coalition includes:
ACLU of Connecticut | Anti-Defamation League | City of Hartford LGBT Issues Commission | CT Sexual Assault Crisis Services (CONNSACS) | The CT Alliance for Business Opportunities (CABO) | CT Conference of the United Church of Christ | CT National Organization for Women | Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition | CT Women’s Education and Legal Fund | Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders | Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network Connecticut | Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective | Hartford Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays | Gender PAC | Love Makes a Family | National Association of Social Workers (CT) | National Association for Multicultural Education, CT Chapter | National Gay & Lesbian Task Force | NARAL Pro-Choice CT | People of Faith for GLBT Civil Rights | Permanent Commission on the Status of Women | Planned Parenthood of CT | Rainbow Center, UConn | SAGE Center, SCSU | Transitioning and Loving Life (TaLL) | True Colors Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services of CT | Women's Center, UConn

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