The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) works for equal opportunity for transgender people. Transgender people face incredible disparities because of discrimination and violence: transgender people are three times more likely to be unemployed, transgender young people are bullied and discriminated against in school, and transgender people of color are especially vulnerable.
Founded in 2003, NCTE employs a variety of strategies to increase the opportunities for all transgender people to live rich, healthy and fulfilled lives and to reduce discrimination and violence they face.
Empowering Transgender People to Transition and Know Their Rights: NCTE has a clearinghouse of “Know Your Rights” resources covering areas from airport security to healthcare. NCTE also has an online Identity Document Center with information on how to get a legal name change and updated gender markers in all 50 states, D.C., and the U.S territories, as well as for all federal documents.