"Rachel's track record of strengthening and growing mission-driven organizations into national forces for legal, political, and social change made her the clear choice to lead Lambda Legal going forward," said Tracey Wallace and Stephen Winters, co-chairs, Lambda Legal Board of Directors.
“What are we going to do to protect people in our town?” This was a question I asked myself about a year ago when it was clear to me that my state, or at least our state politicians, didn’t care about me or my family.
More than 250 organizations around the country today released a landmark statement calling for an end to legislation that harms transgender people and excludes them from restrooms and other facilities.
Today, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and ACLU of North Carolina, joined by counsel from the law firm of Jenner & Block, announced they have added three new plaintiffs - a transgender student and a married lesbian couple - to the federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law, HB 2.
Lambda Legal joined a diverse coalition of 326 immigration, civil rights, labor and social service groups led by the National Immigration Law Center in a brief urging the Supreme Court to lift the injunction that blocked the implementation of the executive actions that would positively impact the lives of millions of immigrants.
Tonight at the Pine-Richland School District school board meeting Lambda Legal attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan will stand with transgender students and their parents if recently proposed discriminatory policies are discussed.
Last year, my school’s GSA decided to participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence because we believed that it sent a very important message about the oppression that the LGBTQ+ community faces every day. We wanted to publicize the event in our school with posters and PA system announcements because we believed that anyone in our school not involved with the club should have a right to participate as well—but our administration wouldn’t allow it.