About NCTE

NCTE Staff

NCTE Staff and Interns, December 2013, at the staff holiday party

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who saw the urgent need for a consistent voice in Washington DC for transgender people. NCTE:

  • Has won scores of new policy changes from federal agencies, including new policies on updating gender on passports and Social Security Administration records, access to transition-related health care, reducing assault in prisons, and non-discrimination in employment, housing and schools;
  • Provides education to members of Congress on transgender people;
  • Has supported multitude of state and local advocates to push policies in their areas;
  • Conducted the groundbreaking National Transgender Discrimination Survey;
  • Established the Trans Legal Services Network for organizations that provide free name and gender services;
  • Has established a center of expertise on transgender issues;

NCTE also works to strengthen the transgender movement and individual investment in this movement by highlighting opportunities for coalition building, promoting available resources, and providing technical assistance and training to transpeople and our allies.


The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.

By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation's capital and around the country.


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