Because an estimated 500,000 people with HIV are not in regular care and an estimated 1 in 4 people with HIV do not know that they have HIV, there are forceful and compelling arguments for HIV policy change on the federal and state levels.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in September 2006 issued new recommendations for expanded testing of people for HIV. We support the CDC's goal of increasing the numbers of people living with undiagnosed HIV who get tested, so that they will learn their status and get into care earlier.
Lambda Legal has a long history of fighting in the courts for the rights of people living with HIV. This includes winning the first HIV discrimination lawsuit in the country, filing legal briefs in major U.S. Supreme Court cases involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, including Bragdon v. Abbott, Univ. of Alabama v. Garrett, and Toyota Motor Mfg., Kentucky v.
On October 25, 2006, in Lewis v. Harris, Lambda Legal won a declaration from the New Jersey Supreme Court that barring same-sex couples from the rights and benefits of marriage violated the constitutional promise of equality.
In your hand, dear reader, you hold the first
issue of Lambda Legal’s Impact magazine. Like
the Lambda Legal Update, which it’s replacing,
Impact will be published three times a year. It will
also feature the same frontline analysis of Lambda
Legal’s cases as well as in-depth coverage of
our educational efforts and public advocacy
campaigns. But that’s where the similarities end.
More and more LGBT people are coming out at work. No matter where you work or what you do, you'll feel more secure in your job if you know your rights. For more than three decades, workplace equality has been a top priority for Lambda Legal. We have created this tool kit to give you the information you need to help guide you through your work life.
An awareness of the fallibility of the legal system and the effects of bias on the courts has led Lambda Legal Defense
and Education Fund to oppose the death penalty as an irreversible and harsh misuse of government power.