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NY Trans Rights Fight and Judge's Rulings Favor Latino AIDS Agency in Transgender Discrimination Suit
2003-01-22

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NY Trans Rights Fight

Saying that the physical anatomy of transgendered people is not relevant to gender identity, a New York Supreme Court Judge today ruled in favor of a leading Latino HIV/AIDS agency that was being threatened with eviction from their offices by a commercial landlord who sought disclosure of the anatomical sex of the agency's clients. In a motion by the landlord asking the judge to force the Hispanic AIDS Forum to disclose the anatomical sex at birth of its clients, the judge ruled that the physical anatomy of transgendered people is not relevant to gender identity. The landlord also sought to make Hispanic AIDS Forum reveal its clients' names. The judge sided with Hispanic AIDS Forum that such a requirement would violate the HIV confidentiality rights of the clients since Hispanic AIDS Forum largely treats people with HIV and AIDS.

Judge's Rulings Favor Latino AIDS Agency in Transgender Discrimination Suit January 16, 2003

discrimination based on sex, gender, and disability. The lawsuit asks for unspecified damages, citing the financial and practical impact the move had on the Hispanic AIDS Forum's ability to reach people badly in need of services.


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