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Transgender Health: Making Access to Care a Reality

Date: November 6, 2015 - 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: K & L Gates Law Firm, Downtown Seattle
Please join the QLaw Foundation and community partners for a training to learn how to assist transgender clients who are denied coverage by their health insurers. This training is open to attorneys, law students, health care providers, and other advocates. Read More »

Gender Odyssey Conference

Date: August 19, 2015 - 9:00am - August 23, 2015 - 4:30pm
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, discussion groups, social events and entertainment, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community Read More »

Updated: A Guide to the Rights of Transgender People in Washington State

We are proud to announce the latest version of our transgender “Know Your Rights” guide, The Rights of Transgender People in Washington State. Read More »

Gender Odyssey Conference

Date: August 15, 2014 - 9:00am - August 17, 2014 - 5:00pm
Location: Washington State Convention Center
ACLU-WA tables at this year’s Gender Odyssey
Conference.  This international conference is focused on the needs and
interests of transgender and gender non-conforming people.  Be sure to stop by our table for information on how you can help the fight for civil liberties. Read More »
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Insurance Commissioner Makes It Clear: Transgender Discrimination Is Illegal

The ACLU of Washington applauds WA Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler for his recent action supporting the rights of transgender people. Kreidler wrote to health insurance companies on Wednesday to make clear that it is illegal to discriminate against transgender policyholders under state and federal law. Read More »
Trans Rights Guide

The Rights of Transgender People in Washington State

This brochure is designed to help transgender persons understand their legal rights in Washington State. It answers many common questions about practical legal issues encountered by transgender individuals. Read More »

Macy's Transgender Discrimination

January 16, 2013
A transgender woman contacted the ACLU of Washington after a sales associate at Macy’s in Lynnwood, WA refused to let her use the women’s dressing room to try on clothes, claiming that she was not feminine enough. The ACLU of Washington sent a letter to Macy’s on her behalf to complain of the unlawful discrimination in violation of Washington state law. In response to the ACLU’s complaint, Macy’s retrained its Lynnwood employees on Macy’s diversity and non-discrimination policies, which provide that transgender customers must have access restrooms and dressing rooms that are consistent with their gender identities. Read More »