Today, Lambda Legal resolved a federal discrimination lawsuit involving Air Evac Lifeteam, and its employee Clinton “Clint” Moore, who was removed from his job as a flight paramedic after disclosing his HIV-positive status.
(New York, February 2, 2017) — Today, Lambda Legal announced the hiring of Sharon McGowan, a top attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, as the organization’s new Director of Strategy.
(Los Angeles, CA, February 1, 2017) – Lambda Legal today announced it has reached a settlement with a southern California barbershop that turned away Kendall Oliver, who is transgender, based on claimed religious objections to serving customers not perceived as male.
(New York, January 31, 2017) — Following President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, to the U.S. Supreme Court today, Lambda Legal took the difficult step of formally opposing his nomination, citing his record of hostility towards LGBT people and other marginalized communities.
President Trump’s Executive Order targeting immigrants includes the line: “In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred…or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation.”
(New York, January 25, 2017) – Following the announcement of President Trump’s executive orders targeting immigrants and sanctuary cities, Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven issued the following statement.
New York – As congressional hearings begin on Tom Price’s nomination to become Secretary for Health and Human Services, Rachel B. Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal, the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit legal organization working for the rights of LGBT people and everyone living with HIV, released the following statement:
(Chicago, IL, January 18, 2017) – Lambda Legal announced today that it will appeal its case on behalf of Marsha Wetzel, a lesbian woman harassed at her senior housing facility, after the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted Glen St. Andrew Living Community’s request to dismiss the lawsuit.
As Congress begins hearings on Betsy DeVos's nomination to be the U.S. Secretary of Education, Rachel B. Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal, the nation’s leading nonprofit legal organization working for LGBT rights, provided the following statement:
"Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students contact Lambda Legal every day to seek help being safe at school. We need a Secretary of Education who will make schools safe for all students, and who won’t tolerate bullying – by peers, parents or school administrators.