Know Your Transgender Rights During COVID-19 Pandemic

In times of crisis, transgender and non-binary people among other communities are often at higher risk of violence and discrimination. The COVID-19 pandemic presents a series of unique challenges that may have long-term impact on transgender people and their families.

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) has prepared Know Your Rights guide for transgender and non-binary people who are grappling with questions related to employment, housing, health care, identification, and accessing assistance from government agencies among other issues. The guide is available in both English and Español.

Additionally, TLDEF has developed a separate New York State guide for transgender and non-binary people who live in the Empire State. The resource was produced in partnership with two groups, including New York Trans Advocacy Group (NYTAG)and the TransLatinx Network.

 (TLDEF) has released two important guides for the transgender community so that they know their rights when navigating COVID-19. There is a national guide and a  New York focused guide.

Nationwide Guidelines:

You have the right to receive care and access services during the COVID-19 outbreak. Discrimination is illegal.TLDEF has prepared this Know Your Rights guide for transgender and non-binary people who are grappling with questions related to employment, housing, health care, identification, and accessing assistance from government agencies among other issues. The guide is available in both English and Español.

READ NOW: https://transgenderlegal.org/headline_show.php?id=989

New York State Guidelines

In addition to the national Know Your Rights during COVID-19 guide, TLDEF has developed a separate New York State guide for transgender and non-binary people who live in the Empire State. The resource was produced in partnership with two groups, including New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG) and the Translatina Network (TransLatinx Network). The guide is available in both English and Español.

READ NOW: https://transgenderlegal.org/headline_show.php?id=989

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