Today, the National Lawyers Guild is publishing a series of legal resources developed for the transgender community.
See our Resources Page to download the manuals as pdf files.
These manuals were created in 2008 and have been updated each year by the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF) and its Thomas Steel Intern.
The National Lawyers Guild is an association dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests. The Transgender Know Your Rights Project furthers this goal by providing activists and advocates a set of basic, current, and locally-specific legal materials about how certain areas of substantive law uniquely affect transgender individuals in the areas of criminal, employment, housing, and immigration law.
Much of the work to update these manuals for 2012 was accomplished by Thomas Steel Intern, and UC Hastings law student, Ravinder Rangi. The internship named after Thomas Steel – tireless advocate for the San Francisco Bay Area lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and a leader in the NLGSF – has been active for over a decade. Steel’s leadership and vision enabled the work, which the Transgender Know Your Rights Manuals seek to further.