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The DC Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. For the full Human Rights Act, visit www.ohr.dc.gov
What this means for you in DC:
The right to non-discrimination in educational, housing, and employment opportunities.
The right to non-discriminatory campus services and a non-hostile work/study environment.
The right to not be required to state whether you are transgender as an applicant.
The right to designate yourself as female or male on an application form as it corresponds to your legal sex or to your gender identity or expression.
The right to not have to provide documentation or other proof of your gender identity or expression except when everyone must provide it for a reasonable business or medical purpose.
The right to not be forced to dress in a manner inconsistent with your sex or your gender identity or expression.
The right to use multi-user restrooms and other gender-specific facilities consistent with your gender identity or expression.
The right to have all single-user restrooms designated as gender neutral.
The right to use spaces where nudity in the presence of others is customary (e.g. locker rooms) that correspond to your gender identity or expression.
The right to equally access student housing corresponding to your gender identity or expression.
The right to request and receive accommodations as necessary to stop or reasonably prevent unlawful hostilities or harassment.
The right to reasonable accommodations (e.g. medical leave) for transgender-related health care needs similar to accommodations provided for other medical needs.
The right to ask for and be respectfully called by your preferred name, form of address, and gender-related pronoun.
The right to not be asked hostile, personal questions about your body, gender identity or expression, or gender transition.
The right to not have people create hostility by telling others your transgender status.
These rights come from D.C. Human Rights regulations found in Title IV DCMR Chapter 8.
GWU allows students of different genders to share the same unit or apartment in any of its residences. All students in a gender-neutral housing suite must opt-in to the program and specifically request each other as roommates.
Transgender Health Empowerment (THE)
DC Trans Coalition (DCTC)
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
The DC Center for the LGBT Community
Gertrude Stein Democratic Club
GoOUT DC (Graduate Organization for Opportunity, Unity, and Tomfoolery), a social group for GLBTQA graduate students that promotes opportunity, unity, and tomfoolery in the DC metro area.
DC Beers4Queers Happy Hour
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Stonewall Democrats
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Human Rights Campaign