Press Releases

Help us make the case for equality.

DONATE NOW

Events

09/20/2014 - 14:00
California
09/20/2014 - 18:00
California
09/28/2014 - 15:00
Georgia

Nuestros patrocinadores

Read our latest news or search by issue area.

Headline Datesort ascending
Mexican Gay Man Seeking Asylum Appeals to the Ninth Circuit 12/07/1999

(LOS ANGELES, December 7, 1999) — A Mexican citizen beaten and sexually assaulted by law enforcement officials because he is an effeminate gay man should be granted asylum in the United States, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday, on the eve of a hearing in his case.

Immigration and Asylum
Gay Positive Views Will Not be Censored, Salt Lake School Officials Guarantee 12/02/1999

(NEW YORK, December 2, 1999) – A federal judge has dismissed a student lawsuit against the Salt Lake City school board because school officials have produced a definitive policy guaranteeing the right to express pro-gay opinions, attorneys for the students said Thursday.

Youth and Schools
Lambda Issues 1999 World AIDS Day Report Card 12/01/1999

(NEW YORK) — Texas Gov. George W. Bush flunked and Vice President Al Gore did just slightly better on the annual World AIDS Day Report Card released by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in advance of the December 1 worldwide observance.

HIV
Gay/Straight Alliance Students Sue Orange County High School 11/24/1999

Teens & Young Adults
Fired Lesbian Journalist Will Get Her Day in Court 11/24/1999

(LOS ANGELES, November 23, 1999) — A California appeals court has revived a lesbian journalist's employment discrimination case, sending a strong message of fairness for lesbian and gay workers in the state, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
State Appeals Court Upholds New York City Domestic Partner Law 11/05/1999

(NEW YORK, November 5, 1999) -- A New York appeals court has upheld the New York City domestic partner law, dealing a blow to the national campaign waged by Pat Robertson's American Center for Law and Justice to overturn municipal domestic partner ordinances across the country, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Announces Appointment of New Development Director 11/03/1999

(NEW YORK, November 3, 1999) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced Wednesday that Sherry Thomas has joined the organization as its director of development.

Just Days Apart, Courts in Texas and Arkansas Hear Challenges to Sodomy Laws 10/27/1999

(NEW YORK, October 27, 1999) -- Within a three-day period in early November, courts in Texas and Arkansas will grapple with intrusive sodomy laws, placing the South in the middle of an increasingly successful lesbian and gay civil rights campaign, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday.

Criminal Justice
Lambda Staff Attorney Cited for Helping Overturn Georgia Sodomy Law 10/27/1999

(ATLANTA, October 27, 1999) -- The Stonewall Bar Association -- the only organization for lesbian and gay legal professionals in Atlanta -- will honor an attorney for his role in helping overturn Georgia's infamous sodomy law, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday.

Criminal Justice
Do the Boy Scouts of America Have a First Amendment License to Discriminate? 10/25/1999

(NEW YORK, October 25, 1999) -- At a Washington, D.C., forum about the recent defeat of the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy, Evan Wolfson, senior staff attorney at Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, will explain why New Jersey's highest court correctly ruled that there is no first amendment problem with requiring the BSA to comply with anti-discrimination law.

Pages