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Author Archive | Hannah Walker, Director of Survival and Self-Determination Project

Office of Personnel Management’s Gender Guidance Change

Recently, the federal Office of Personnel Management (“OMP”) released a guidance change that, once again, attacks the rights of transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex (“TGNCI”) individuals. This policy change eliminates protections, formulated under the Obama administration, that explicitly prohibit federal employers from discriminating on the basis of gender identity and expression in the workplace. In […]

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NYC City Council Passes Changes to NYC Birth Certificate Regulation

This summer, New York City has joined the growing number of states and cities that are creating a third gender marker for individuals who do not identify as either male or female. The proposed law, which passed the subcommittee on September 9, 2018, would create a third non-binary gender marker—an “X”—for New York City birth […]

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Bathroom Rights – Reporting on Recent Roundtable on Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Following the exciting announcement this summer that all single-occupant bathrooms in New York City must now be gender neutral, advocates and community leaders have been working hard to get the news out. On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 a group of LGBT direct service advocates met to discuss the impact of this legislation and the work that […]

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