Issues

LGBTQI Rights

We work to guarantee that LGBTQI people can live openly and authentically, with dignity, respect, and fair treatment.

Our Focus:

  • Achieving new standards for the treatment and safety of transgender and nonbinary people (esp. transgender women of color).
  • Expanding economically vulnerable people’s ability to express their gender.

2020 Legislative Victories

Transgender Respect, Agency, And Dignity Act (SB 132): Requires the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to search and house transgender, nonbinary, and intersex people in its custody based on each person’s assessment of their own health and safety. By housing incarcerated transgender people based on their perception of health and safety, SB 132 will decrease their likelihood of experiencing targeting and violence. The bill also requires that facility staff, contractors, and volunteers use the gender pronouns and honorifics specified by incarcerated transgender people in all written and verbal communications.