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Trans Youth Handbook

Authored By: Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic and National Center for Lesbian Rights

Trans Youth Handbook

This Handbook was created to help you learn about your legal rights in different areas of your life.

The information in this Handbook should not be considered legal advice. This Handbook provides legal information but does not attempt to apply that information to any specific situation. This guide was up-to-date as of its release in June 2020. However, because laws affecting trans people are constantly changing, the information contained in this Handbook may not reflect the current legal situation where you live.

Lead Authors of this handbook are

  • Alexander Chen, Esq.
    Founding Director, LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic
    Harvard Law School
  • Asaf Orr, Esq.
    Transgender Youth Project Director & Senior Staff Attorney
    National Center for Lesbian Rights. 

This Handbook contains the following sections. You can click on links below to accesss the applicable section online. You can also access the entire handbook by clicking here:

If you have a question about your specific legal situation, you should contact NCLR’s legal helpline by phone at (415) 392-6257 or (800) 528-6257. You can also contact the helpline by e-mail at

Last Review and Update: Apr 26, 2022
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