Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund

Founded in 2003, the Transgender Legal Defense & Educational Fund (TLDEF) is a national organization committed to ending discrimination based on gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through impact litigation, legal services, policy advocacy, and public education. In addition to TLDEF’s portfolio of impact litigation, the organization maintains its signature Name Change Project, which provides free legal name change services to transgender and non-binary people through partnerships with some of the nation's premier law firms. In 2020, TLDEF launched its Trans Health Project with the goal of eliminating transgender-related exclusions in public and private health insurance plans nationwide.