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D.C. to Launch Campaign against Transgender Discrimination

D.C. Office of Human RightsPost submitted by Eric Cameron, former HRC Digital Media Specialist

The D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) is set to launch the nation’s first government-funded campaign to fight discrimination against transgender people.

The Washington Blade reports that the five-ad series will be displayed throughout the nation’s capital this fall. Ads will feature two transgender men, two transgender women and a self-identified genderqueer person. The ads will highlight D.C.’s transgender-inclusive anti-discrimination law and encourage Washingtonians to report discrimination to OHR.

OHR hopes the campaign will increase understanding of transgender and gender non-conforming people while decreasing the number of discriminatory incidents in the city.

Earlier this summer, a coalition of D.C. transgender advocates launched a wide-ranging “Trans Needs Assessment Survey.” Learn more here, and find a variety of transgender health, workplace and visibility guides at

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