About

NCTE is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on issues of importance to transgender people.

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 provides this presence by monitoring federal activity and communicating this activity to our members around the country, providing congressional education, and establishing 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

NCTE sees this type of assistance as strengthening new and existing transgender organizations and our allies, initiating coalition building, and empowering state and local advocates who can mobilize on the federal level.

NCTE also maintains a federal transgender activists’ network. We understand that there are many individuals and organizations working to increase the civil rights of transgender people and providing needed resources and efforts. By maintaining a network of these activists we can connect people who are looking for transgender-related information with the individual or organization that can best assist them.

Please contact us if you would like to be added to this network and let us know what information you can provide to those seeking assistance.

1. Transgender people deserve equal treatment in all aspects of life.