Transgender Awareness Week is observed each year from November 13-19.  Each year, organizations and people around the country participate to help raise the visibility about transgender people and address the issues that members of this community face.  This week culminates on November 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.  2021 marks the most deadly year recorded with at least 45 transgender people, most of them Black or Latinx, being killed.

LLMC supports raising awareness about transgender issues as part of its successful track record of collaborative and merit-worthy diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.  Examples of LLMC’s commitment to assisting with DEI community support are the recent “Global Equity & Social Justice” webinar as well as offering its Hawaii Kingdom materials, Indigenous Law Portal, and RIGHTS!, at no cost open access to all, on the LLMC homepage

A simple search for “transgender” in LLMC Digital yields hundreds of relevant documents.  One such item of significance is Dwidjodarmo, Kasus Vivian Rubianti dipandang dari sudut pertumbuhan pengertian hukum perdata di Indonesia, 1974 (LLMC 50159), a civil law examination of a case that was brought by Vivian Rubianti Iskandar.  She made a request of the Jakarta District Court to be able to change her birth gender assignment in the civil record from male to female.  The court agreed (7 November 1973).  This is the first such decision in Indonesia, not a country known for its liberalism.  She had both a Catholic theologian and an Imam testify in her favor.  She was later married in the Catholic Church in Indonesia.  Cf. Wikipedia.

LLMC ( is a non-profit cooperative of worldwide institutions dedicated to “saving the law” by 1) providing enhanced, permanent access to legal titles and government documents via LLMC Digital, LLMC Open Access, Indigenous Law Portal, and the new RIGHTS! Portal, and 2) preserving the original volumes in ideal conditions in salt mines 650 ft (>200m) below ground. LLMC provides comprehensive, cost-effective, remote, and enhanced online access to substantial global collections, which is especially timely as older, physically deteriorating print and microformat materials become burdensome to store, and as usage of these formats diminishes. LLMC’s extensive worldwide member network continuously expands the coverage of global information, including significant holdings for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Africa, several South American and Caribbean jurisdictions, Indigenous law, and much more!