GLAD Publishes New Legal Resource and Tool for Change for Transgender People

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On Thursday, May 3rd, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), officially announced the release of their newest publication, Transgender Family Law: A guide to Effective Advocacy.

The book is a groundbreaking new legal resource on advocacy for transgender clients in family law matters, and a tool for real change for transgender people.

Says editor, Jennifer L. Levi:

“Some of the most heartbreaking stories I have heard in my career as an LGBT legal advocate involve transgender people in family courts. The rights of transgender people – as parents, spouses, and simply as human beings – are often trammeled in family court because of pervasive bias and misunderstanding. This book is a road map for transgender individuals and their attorneys to navigate the family court system in this evolving area of law.”

GLAD is encouraging members of the LGBT community to spread the word of the book by sharing the updates below via Twitter:

  • Groundbreaking new resource on advocacy for transgender clients in family law out today Please RT #TFL
  • A groundbreaking new legal resource and a tool for real change for transgender people Please RT #TFL

The book is available online now at, The Author House, and Barnes and Noble, but will also be available for purchase at the official book launch scheduled for May 16th in Boston, MA. Contributing authors Patience Crozier, Michelle B. LaPointe, Wayne A. Thomas Jr., and Janson Wu will be in attendance for networking and Q&A. The event requires RSVP but is open to the public. Visit for more information.

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