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 on behalf of a brother and sister challenging antigay harassment, discrimination and censorship by school officials.
Case in which a same-sex married couple sued the Connecticut Department of Public Health because it refused to list both men as fathers of their twins born through a gestational surrogate.
Case arguing to preserve insurance benefits for same-sex couples after they are threatened by antigay group
HIV criminalization case where an HIV-positive man was sentenced to 25 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender after a one-time sexual encounter in which he used a condom.
Case arguing against a residential center's withholding of prescription hormone medication and punishment of gender expression for a transgender woman
Case in which a man living with HIV challenged the Atlanta Police Department's refusal to hire HIV-positive police officers.
Landmark case that struck down a Colorado voter initiative that would have stripped lesbians and gay men of civil rights protection.
Case brought against a doctor, clinic and health care institution after a woman was refused necessary surgery because of her HIV status.
Case arguing against a custody arrangement that is contingent on the children being blocked from seeing their HIV positive aunt
Case representing a skilled glass worker who was fired because his employer claimed his HIV status posed a "direct threat" to others
Case arguing that Baltimore County respect the out-of-state marriage of county employees and provide spousal benefits to married same-sex couples.