Lambda Legal has a long history of standing up against the discrimination of LGBT people and people living with HIV. While we have had many victories, our community is still impacted by senseless killings, mistreatment by police including profiling and excessive use of force, discrimination in schools and workplaces and other forms of injustice.
Considering the historic moment for both immigrants and LGBT people, and the huge role that immigrants play in Illinois, it’s important to harness the power that is possible when both communities come together.
As we celebrate our 40th anniversary year, Lambda Legal will take part in more than 40 Pride events this season. It’s a time to come together as a community, to celebrate our victories and mourn our losses, to take stock of recent developments and look at what lies ahead on the road to equality.
Forty-three years ago today, in the early morning of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided a gay bar on Christopher Street called the Stonewall Inn. Cop raids on gay bars were routine in those days, but this time, patrons fought back.
If you’ve been to a Pride celebration, you’ve probably seen Lambda Legal marching and trumpeting our work to advance the civil rights of LGBT people and those with HIV. Lambda fights for equal rights in court every day, and this is your chance to join the movement.