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 legal program with Transcend Legal, a New York City-based national organization cultivating social, medical, and legal recognition of transgender people, and The Kurland Group, a boutique LGBTQ general practice firm. Through the assistance of pro bono attorneys from Hodgson Russ, Schulte Roth & Zabel, and Latham & Watkins, 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 (CTMS) patients, NYLAG’s LGBTQ Law Project staffs a legal clinic at CTMS to address a wide range of legal issues common to these patients such as discrimination and housing challenges.