Since the 1970s, Lambda Legal has made history through winning legal victories that allowed LGBT people and people with HIV to live their lives with greater dignity, safety and equality under the law.
The cases below offer a broad overview of legal matters Lambda Legal has pursued on behalf of LGBT people and people living with HIV during the most recent decades of our nearly 40-year history.
Case arguing for the rights of a non-biological parent to receive primary custody of a child if biological parent is unfit
Case representing a transgender girl subjected to verbal and physical abuse because of her sexual orientation, gender identity, sex and disability while in the custody of a secure youth detention facility in Philadelphia.
Amicus brief defending a federal prisoner’s right to sue the U.S. government after sexual assault by a prison guard.
Case arguing to protect the rights of gay and lesbian parents to be fully recognized as such, even if they are not biologically related to their children