Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

Join TLDEF at the 2016 Freedom Awards

Please join Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund for our 11th annual Freedom Awards reception, to be held Monday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m. We honor the United States Attorney General, Hon. Loretta Lynch, under whose leadership the Department of Justice has participated in important legal cases in support of transgender rights. We celebrate Sullivan & Cromwell LLP for its substantial support and consistent efforts in TLDEF's Name Change Project. HBO is honored for its acclaimed documentary "Suited." We also thank Kirkland & Ellis LLP for its continued work on the Name Change Project.... more