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.

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