New Biden Admin Working Group Will Coordinate Policies to Protect Transgender Individuals from Violence and Discrimination, Aligning with Recommendations Outlined in HRC’s 2020 Blueprint for Positive Change
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This evening, the White House Domestic Policy Council and Gender Policy Council announced the establishment of an interagency working group led out of the White House that will coordinate policies to advance safety, economic opportunity, and inclusion for transgender individuals. The working group will include participants from the Departments of Justice, Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Education, Homeland Security, Labor, Interior, Veterans Affairs, and Defense. The Department of State and USAID will also participate to strengthen their efforts to protect transgender individuals from violence and discrimination around the world.
Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David released the following statement on this historic advancement:
To help inform the priorities of the working group, in the coming weeks the White House will host listening sessions with transgender women of color and transgender advocates to hear their policy recommendations for advancing safety, opportunity, and inclusion.
HRC’s Blueprint for Positive Change can be found on HRC’s website here.
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