The ACLU-NH champions transgender people’s right to be themselves. We were proud members of the successful Freedom New Hampshire coalition to secure rights for New Hampshire’s Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) community. When the bill was signed into law in June 2018, many acknowledged there would be more work to be done in advocating for our TGNC neighbors.
The Transgender Education and Advocacy Program (TEAP) in New Hampshire is an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges faced by the transgender community and challenge barriers to equality in our state. We will work to lift up transgender leadership and build a network of organizers committed to making Missouri a more welcoming, inclusive state.
In doing this work, we’ve learned that one of the most important things we can do is to center transgender people in the education of the public, the media, and lawmakers about who transgender people are, why anti-transgender policies are harmful, and how nondiscrimination laws provide important protections.
In 2018 and 2019, you'll see more ways to connect with the ACLU on how to protect the rights of transgender people, as well as share your stories and connect with our legislative advocacy work in New Hampshire. For example, we recently completed a training on how the TGNC community cannot access the ballot box on Election Day.
If you have questions about TEAP, including an interest in getting involved, as well as possible cases of gender identity-based discrimination in New Hampshire, please contact: Palana Belken, TEAP Fellow, Palana@aclu-nh.org, 508-815-7076.