GLAD is New England's leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression. Its advocacy and legal expertise have made it a national leader on litigation and policy advocacy related to LGBTQ equality. This grant supports GLAD’s Transgender Rights Project and its Youth Project. The Transgender Rights Project will support the public education campaigns seeking to achieve legal protections for transgender individuals in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. It will also bring litigation to enforce the rights of transgender people and expand legal resources for attorneys working with transgender clients. Support to the Youth Project focuses on four areas where youth are most likely to encounter discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status: schools, the child welfare system, the juvenile justice system and community-based/family environments.