Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Youth

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If you've been discriminated against based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status, the ACLU wants to hear about it.

What's at Stake

Everyone has the right to be themselves in school, including young people whose appearance or identity doesn't correspond with the gender they were assigned at birth. Young people's gender identity and expression should also be respected when they're interacting with police or being held in legal custody or foster care. The ACLU is working to make sure transgender and gender nonconforming youth are treated fairly and with the dignity they deserve.

Need help? 
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Or call (212) 549-2673. For non-LGBT issues, please contact your local ACLU affiliate.

Everyone has the right to be themselves in school, including young people whose appearance or identity doesn't correspond with the gender they were assigned at birth. Young people's gender identity and expression should also be respected when they're interacting with police or being held in legal custody or foster care. The ACLU is working to make sure transgender and gender nonconforming youth are treated fairly and with the dignity they deserve.

Need help? 
Fill out our confidential online form 

Or call (212) 549-2673. For non-LGBT issues, please contact your local ACLU affiliate.

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