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Description: Over the past three decades, the transgender movement has gained visibility and achieved significant victories. Discrimination has been prohibited in several states, dozens of municipalities, and more than two hundred private companies, while hate crime laws in eight states have been amended to include gender identity. Yet prejudice and violence against transgender people remain all too common. With analysis from legal and policy experts, activists and advocates, Transgender Rights assesses the movement’s achievements, challenges, and opportunities for future action. Examining crucial topics like family law, employment policies, public health, economics, and grassroots organizing, this groundbreaking book is an indispensable resource in the fight for the freedom and equality of those who cross gender boundaries. Moving beyond media representations to grapple with the real lives and issues of transgender people, Transgender Rights will launch a new moment for human rights activism in America. Contributors: Kylar W. Broadus, Lincoln U of Missouri; Judith Butler, UC Berkeley; Mauro Cabral, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission; Dallas Denny, International Foundation for Gender Education; Taylor Flynn, Northeastern U School of Law; Phyllis Randolph Frye; Julie A. Greenberg, Thomas Jefferson School of Law; Morgan Holmes, Wilfrid Laurier U; Bennett H. Klein, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders; Jennifer L. Levi, Western New England College School of Law; Ruthann Robson, CUNY School of Law; Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson, Whitman College; Dean Spade, Silvia Rivera Law Project; Kendall Thomas, Columbia U; Paula Viturro, Buenos Aires U Law School; Willy Wilkinson, Transgender Law Center. Paisley Currah is associate professor of political science at Brooklyn College, executive director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute. Richard M. Juang is assistant professor of English at Susquehanna University and cochair of the National Center for Transgender Equality Advisory Board. Shannon Price Minter is legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute.