Incorporated in 2011, TGI Network of Rhode Island is the only statewide organization providing support and advocacy for the TGI community in Rhode Island and surrounding areas. 
Our mission is to serve the needs of the transgender, gender-variant, and intersex (TGI) communities in Rhode Island and surrounding areas through support, advocacy, and education. We seek to be a resource for TGI people navigating their life journeys as well as the legal and medical systems through our own programs and through collaboration with other organizations. In addition, we seek to serve as a resource to professionals working with the TGI community and as a liaison between the TGI and LGBT communities as well as the community at large.

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  • RI Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner releases guidance on Trans Health Insurance Discrmination Today, the Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner released guidance Regarding Prohibited Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and ExpressionTGI Network wants to thank Governor Gina Raimondo for her strong support and leadership on this issue. This guidance is the result of years of advocacy by TGI Network and our many community partners including GLAD, to educate state leadership on the needs of the transgender community. The guidance states that "Denial, exclusion or other limitations of coverage by a health insurer for medically necessary treatment otherwise covered by a health insurance policy or contract based solely on an individual's gender identity, expression or gender dysphoria is sex discrimination prohibited under Rhode Island Law".This is ...
    Posted Nov 23, 2015, 2:43 PM by TGI Network of RI
  • TGI Network & GLAD Applaud Removal of Medicaid Coverage Exclusions for Transgender Rhode Islanders FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact Ethan Huckel, 774-217-0379; Carisa Cunningham, 617-426-1350 ccunningham@glad.orgNOVEMBER 6, 2015TGI Network and GLAD Applaud Removal of Medicaid Coverage Exclusions for Transgender Rhode IslandersThis week, Rhode Island’s Department of Health and Human Services announced that the state’s Medicaid program has removed arbitrary and outdated coverage exclusions for transgender Rhode Islanders.  The new guidance can be read here.All major national medical and mental health experts, including the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Association of Social Workers, have affirmed the medical necessity of providing transition-related treatment for transgender people.  Rhode Island is the 10th jurisdiction to update its ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2015, 1:45 PM by TGI Network of RI
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