Trump Administration’s Transgender Military Ban Webminar

Please join the LGBT Law Section of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) for a free webinar to discuss the Trump Administration’s transgender military ban.

In April 2019, the United States Armed Forces implemented its ban on transgender troops, barring transgender individuals from serving openly in the military, and denying servicemembers medical care for gender reassignment. Military academies will similarly ban transgender individuals from attending the schools under the implemented policy. Four lawsuits will continue to challenge the policy on its merits.

This panel, featuring two leading and nationally recognized attorneys, Mary Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and Shannon Minter, Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), will address the ban’s background, how it affects current members of the military, the contested claimed justifications for the ban, and the routes forward in the courts, congress and public opinion.

Date: Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Time: 02:30PM – 3:30PM EDT

Location: Webinar


Introduction:  Brandon King – Moderator


  • Shannon Minter – Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
  • Mary Bonauto – Civil Rights Project Director at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

The Project for Transgender Incarcerated Survivors Training Session


Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, 700 6th St NW, 7th Floor, Washington, D.C, 20001


May 29th




Equal Justice Works, the LGBT Bar Association of D.C., and Eversheds Sutherland invite you to a training session for The Project for Transgender Incarcerated Survivors (PTIS).

About the Project

PTIS works with incarcerated transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) individuals who are denied human rights while housed in prisons and jails.  PTIS aims at combatting the failure of facilities to adequately address sexual assault against TGNC individuals and to ensure that TGNC individuals are given medically necessary treatments.

Due to limited capacity, PTIS does not engage in litigation; however, the services PTIS offers address the two major issues individuals face when filing a claim pro se: 1) exhaustion of administrative remedies; and 2) submitting a grievance to the facility that is sufficiently specific to put the facility on notice that there is an issue.

Your Role

Volunteer duties include corresponding with incarcerated individuals, assisting with declarations, drafting advocacy letters, and condensing difficult to understand prison grievance policies.  Volunteers are asked to devote one hour a week for a minimum of three months to corresponding with and assisting incarcerated TGNC individuals.

About the Training

During this training, participants will learn about the status of the law related to prisoners’ rights generally and TGNC prisoners’ rights more specifically. Additionally, participants will learn the PTIS process and apply their knowledge to a hypothetical situation. There will be time at the end of the presentation to ask questions. Lunch will be served.


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Click here to learn more about Equal Justice Works fellow Whitney Washington and PTIS.

For more information about the PTIS training event, please contact Dennis Jansen at email hidden; JavaScript is required or email hidden; JavaScript is required.