Lambda Legal applauds Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and his administration for removing the surgical requirement for New Yorkers to obtain a gender marker change on their birth certificates. This change brings New York in line with a number of federal agencies and a growing number of states that are modernizing their standards for gender marker change.
Lambda Legal's video "Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination" about Robina Asti, a 92-year-old transgender widow, will be playing at Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival.
Today, after months of advocacy, Lambda Legal announced the Social Security Administration (SSA) paid Robina Asti, a 92-year-old transgender woman, the survivor benefits she was denied after her husband’s death.
Today, Lambda Legal announced that Weinreb Management, a New York City-based management company, has complied with state and city law and added lesbian tenant Dava Weinstein's spouse, Dorothy Calvani, to her rent-stabilized lease.
Today, Lambda Legal and The Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP) announced that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has reversed an Immigration Judge's ruling that denied a Jamaican immigrant's application for protection under the U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT) against being sent to Jamaica, and remanded the case back to the immigration court for further review.
Lambda Legal today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the New York Court of Appeals urging the court to reinstate the 2009 conviction of Dwight DeLee, who was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter as a hate crime in the 2008 shooting death in Syracuse of Lateisha Green, a transgender woman.
Lambda Legal Senior Staff Attorney Thomas Ude, Jr said:
Lambda Legal filed a complaint today against a New York City landlord for refusing to add lesbian tenant Dava Weinstein’s spouse, Dorothy Calvani, to her rent-stabilized lease as is required by state and city law.