Transgender Program

Transgender people are often subjected to widespread discrimination and stigma simply because they want to live an authentic life. To increase their safety and well-being, the MSMLP has created a program to support this community.  Through the assistance of pro bono attorneys from Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP, we provide legal services in the areas of name and gender marker changes for patients, allowing transgender people to more easily access employment, housing and education. In order to more fully address the legal needs of our Center For Transgender Medicine and Surgery patients, NYLAG’s LGBTQ Law Project staffs a clinic to address a wide range of legal issues common to these patients such as housing discrimination.