Know Your Rights
The Law & LGBTQ Youth
It's illegal to discriminate against LGBTQ people, as a growing body of legal victories is making clear.
Laws and policies exist at multiple levels to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
In many lawsuits and other disputes, Lambda Legal has successfully argued that discrimination is a violation of LGBTQ students’ and allies’ civil rights.
Maverick Couch is a high school junior threatened with suspension if he wore a T-shirt bearing the message “Jesus Is Not a Homophobe.”
Case on behalf of a brother and sister challenging antigay harassment, discrimination and censorship by school officials.
Case arguing in favor of a transgender high school student's First Amendment right to wear a dress to prom.