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National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) was founded in 2003 to be a voice for trans people in Washington, D.C. and around the country. NCTE has been the leading advocate for trans-inclusive federal policies and one of the main organizations working for trans rights on the state level. The group conducted the two largest studies of trans people in the United States and, in 2017, created a political affiliate to increase the importance of trans issues in electoral politics.

NCTE was founded by Mara Keisling and a diverse board of directors after years of activists being concerned about the dearth of trans voices in federal policymaking. The federal government often ignored and was sometimes hostile to trans people in developing policies. Deep frustrations also existed ...

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