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News about the American Civil Liberties Union as it fights for LGBT issues as part of its broader mission around freedom of speech, and religion, and civil rights. The ACLU has a specific program, the LGBT Project founded in 1986, whose goal is to rid the United States of discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. The ACLU's main targeted areas are basic rights, parenting, marriage, youth, and transgender discrimination. The nonprofit organization is a powerful ally for protecting and promoting the rights of the LGBT community.

Kai Short, already joined by the ACLU, got support this week from Delaware's governor in his ongoing pursuit of a legal name change.

May 05 2015 6:15 PM

If passed, the law would see trans and gender-nonconforming people fined up to $1,000 and jailed up to a year for using the 'wrong bathroom' in public.

March 06 2015 1:43 PM

While Monica Jones and her supporters are celebrating the end of her legal battle, they say the decision has allowed Phoenix to avoid a constitutional challenge to its vague 'manifesting prostitution' laws.

February 27 2015 1:42 PM

It's time to kick things up a notch.

December 30 2014 10:00 AM

On behalf of a trans high-schooler, the ACLU argues that "privacy" in bathrooms can easily be handled without being discriminatory.

December 28 2014 7:00 AM

In a potentially game-changing move, the U.S. Army has allowed two transgender veterans to update their names on their discharge papers.

December 03 2014 5:54 PM
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