Legal and Policy Resources

Other Resources

General resources

Legal Guidance on Transgender Students' Rights, National Education Association (2016).

FAQs for transgender youth, from Lambda Legal.

LGBTQ Equality Laws, by State (interactive map), Transgender Law Center and Movement Advancement Project (MAP).

Conversion Therapy Bans, Movement Advancement Project (MAP).

Identity Documents

Identity document resources from the Transgender Law Center.

Guide to Changing California and Federal Identity Documents, from the Transgender Law Center.

Know Your Rights: Passports, from the National Center for Transgender Equality

Changing Birth Certificates Sex Designations: A State-by-State Guide from Lambda Legal Foundation.

Legal Issues and Schools

Your Rights at School from the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Map of Safe Schools Laws, Movement Advancement Project.

FAQ on the Withdrawal of Federal Guidance on Transgender Students, National Center for Transgender Equality (2016).

Know Your Rights: School Bullying, from GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders.

Anti-Bullying Laws, by State, from GLSEN.

Know Your Title IX, a youth-led project of Advocates for Youth.

Gender Inclusive Schools: Policy, Law and Practice, from the National Association of School Psychologists.

Adjudicated Youth and Youth in Care

Keeping Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth Safe in Out-of-Home Care, American Bar Association (2017)

Safe Havens: Closing the Gap Between Recommended Practice and Reality for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth in Out-of-Home Care, Lambda Legal (2017)

Restoring Justice: A Blueprint for Ensuring Fairness, Safety, and Supportive Treatment of LGBT Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, Center for American Progress (2014)

Non-discrimination laws and foster care/adoption, by state, Movement Advancement Project (MAP).

Opening Doors for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care: A Guide for Lawyers and Judges, American Bar Association (2008)

Hidden Injustice: LGBT Youth in Juvenile Courts, Legal Services for Children, National Juvenile Defender Center, and National Center for Lesbian Rights (2009).

Race, Gender, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Expanding Our Discussion to Include Black Girls, African American Policy Forum (2012).

W. Haywood Burns for Juvenile Justice Fairness and Equity, a nonprofit working to eliminate racial and ethnic disparity by building a community-centered response to youthful misbehavior that is equitable and restorative.