On Saturday, Lambda Legal's short documentary, I Believe in Me: Fighting for Trans Rights in Prison, will screen in Chicago at the (In)Justice For All Film Festival, a festival presenting films that explore the criminal justice system.
High school is stressful for most students, but for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, it can actually be quite hostile. At my high school, McAllen Memorial High School, especially, LGBT students have always been singled out and bullied for being different. The bullying was so bad that many students walked the hallways in fear of being harassed or attacked.
Today, March 31, is the 6th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility, when we celebrate those who have worked to elevate the powerful experiences of transgender people. Lambda Legal is proud to announce that Crispin Torres, Community Educator in Lambda Legal’s Midwestern Regional Office, has been named to the Trans 100.
Counsel for plaintiffs from the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee marriage lawsuits today announced that Mary L. Bonauto and Doug Hallward-Driemeier will represent the plaintiffs at the cases’ scheduled April 28 arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (“TDCJ”) announced that today it will place Lambda Legal client Passion Star in Safekeeping as had been requested in an emergency motion filed earlier this month to protect her from further sexual assault and threats to her life. Passion Star is a transgender woman currently incarcerated in a TDCJ male facility.