NOW Celebrates International Transgender Day of Visibility

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW is proud to celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility. Today we remind the world that trans women are women, trans girls are girls, and that non-binary and gender-nonconforming people are valid in their stated identities. We celebrate the accomplishments of trans people across the globe and particularly thank the trans community for their contributions to the feminist movement.   Trans people are denied basic civil rights and face increasing legislative challenges to their constitutionally-guaranteed rights from Read more …

This Transgender Awareness Week NOW Calls for an End to Anti-Transgender Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As a national conversation around police brutality continued this year, activists brought attention to another issue impacting Black Americans and our nation as a whole — violence against the transgender community. In 2020 alone, at least 35 transgender and non-binary people have been killed, many of them Black and Latinx trans women. This figure has increased exponentially from 2019 and previous years.   This week, NOW joins LGBTQIA+ rights activists and organizations around the country in observance of Transgender Awareness Read more …

The Reversal of Health Protections for Transgender Patients Is Hateful and Cruel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the four-year anniversary of the 2016 PULSE nightclub shooting and during Pride month, the Trump administration announced its final rule – a slap in the face erasing health care protections for transgender Americans. During a global pandemic when health disparities are revealing deep inequities in our system, this rule perpetuates continued discrimination, structural racism, transphobia, and homophobia.   This action makes it easier for doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies to deny Read more …

Learn More! Transgender Healthcare

Trans and gender non-conforming individuals often face insurmountable barriers to reproductive care and access. Learn more about transgender healthcare now.

The Rise In Transgender Homicides Is A National Crisis

In one week alone, four transgender black women were murdered in the United States. So far this year, there have been seven murders of transgender people, well above last year’s figure. And 2016 saw the murder of 23 transgender and gender nonconforming people, the highest ever recorded by groups that monitor this violence.