Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Biden is reversing Trump’s transgender military ban — but workplace discrimination remains a problem for LGBT Americans


Workplace discrimination can have a serious impact on transgender workers’ well-being, including their mental health.It is one of the reasons transgender individuals are twice as likely as the general population to be unemployed or to live in poverty, Jillian Weiss, the former executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, told MarketWatch in 2017.

“They have difficulty with finding housing and maintaining stability in their lives,” she said.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Gender Identity and the Law by David B. Cruz and Jillian T. Weiss is Hot Off the Press!

Gender Identity and the Law is the first law textbook to focus on the legal treatment of transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary individuals, primarily through U.S. materials but also incorporating legal developments in other parts of the world. The book will provide students with an understanding of the decades-long revolution in law and society regarding the concepts of gender identity and expression that affect trans people in numerous settings. From gender variation in the ancient world to contemporary conflicts such as the ban on military service by transgender persons, the book empowers students to address anti-trans prejudice and to help meet the needs of transgender persons.

Order now with 10% discount and free US shipping on orders over $50, and you can take a sneak peek here.

Monday, November 30, 2020

TransTech Summit Thanks The Law Office of Jillian T. Weiss

Transtech Summit thanks The Law Office of Jillian T. Weiss, one of this year's gold sponsors for the TransTech Summit.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Transgender Rights Case Back in Court During Trans Awareness Week


As if to highlight the importance of recognizing the unique struggles transgender people continue to face in the workplace and other institutions, a case that’s been in and out of court for nine years was once again in court today.

This morning, Dr. Rachel Tudor presented her case before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Women’s Law Project proudly signed on to an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief supporting Tudor that was filed by the National Women’s Law Center and Cohen & Gresser, LLP on behalf of 31 additional organizations.

10th Circuit likely to order reinstatement of transgender professor denied tenure

The case is Tudor v. Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 18-6102.

For Tudor: Jillian Weiss

For the school: Zach West of the Oklahoma Attorney General's office

A 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Monday signaled that it would order an Oklahoma state university to reinstate with tenure a transgender English professor, who had won a lawsuit claiming she was forced out of position because of her gender identity.

A Denver-based three-judge panel during oral arguments held via livestream sounded skeptical of claims by Zach West, a lawyer in the Oklahoma attorney general's office who represents Southeastern Oklahoma State University, that hostility engendered between Rachel Tudor and the school since the lawsuit was filed in 2015 precluded her from returning to her position.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Sponsor of the WorldWide TransTech Summit

Speaker at WorldWide TransTech Summit on November 15, 2020 4:30-5:30 PM

The 3rd annual TransTech Summit will take place on November 14th-15th with featured tracks in these areas and a Keynote from Angelica Ross, TransTech Founder and star of the FX hit TV Series POSE and American Horror Story:

Career Development
Racial/Social Justice
Human Rights
And much more...

Queer, Trans, and Gender Non-conforming identified professionals, speakers, and trainers from across the country are coming to collectively create solutions with and for our own community! The TransTech Summit is also open to ALL BODIES, whether you identify as trans or not, you are welcome- with the understanding that we center our focus on the most marginalized members of our community.