Creating transgender equality, one person at a time.

Transcend Legal helps people get transgender-related health care covered under insurance.

We also help transgender people in New York get their name & gender legally recognized.

The fifth Trans Insurance Roadmap video is here!

Nearly 360 people responded to our survey asking what barriers people faced in getting transgender-related health care covered by insurance. We answered those questions in our Trans Insurance Roadmap video series.

Now in our latest video we answer other questions people had related to transgender health care. These include questions such as: how to get an insurance plan, how to find (and create!) a trans-friendly doctor, how to overcome fears about seeking coverage, and how to understand pre-existing conditions and diagnosis codes.

  • Transcend Legal at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference
  • Noah Lewis with members of the Transcend Legal team after receiving the Arthur S. Leonard Award
  • Christopher Czerwonka and Noah Lewis at Hofstra transgender health CLE
  • Noah Lewis speaking at Creating Change 2017.
  • Cecilia Gentili, Ida Hammer and Noah Lewis at the first Transcend Legal board meeting

What's health care have to do with coming out?

Noah Lewis, Executive Director of Transcend Legal, makes the connection between coming out as trans and needing health care.

Upcoming Events

  • November 30, 2017

    Westchester Trans Forum presented by The LOFT, Thursday, Nov. 30 from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm at the  LGBT Community Services Center, 250 Bryant Ave., White Plains, NY 10605. Noah is presenting on navigating insurance coverage for trans care.

Internships & Volunteering

We welcome applications from law students for term-time internships, pro bono projects, and clinical placements. Please download the job description for more information.

We also welcome applications from undergraduates or volunteers who are interested in assisting with tasks such as research or social media. Please a resume and cover letter describing your skills and the type of work you are interested in.