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Lambda Settles Case Against Broker That Turned Away Gay Renters 04/14/2000

(NEW YORK, April 14, 2000) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced Friday that it has reached a settlement with the Brooklyn broker charged with unlawful discrimination for refusing to rent a one- bedroom apartment in Park Slope to two gay men.

Housing
Lambda Staff Attorney Cited for Advancing Rights of People with HIV/AIDS 10/16/2000

(CHICAGO, October 16, 2000) — For tireless advocacy on behalf of people affected by HIV and AIDS, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund attorney Heather C. Sawyer will receive a Friend for Life Award from one of the nation’s leading health centers for the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community.

HIV
Lambda Staff Attorney Cited for Helping Overturn Georgia Sodomy Law 10/27/1999

(ATLANTA, October 27, 1999) -- The Stonewall Bar Association -- the only organization for lesbian and gay legal professionals in Atlanta -- will honor an attorney for his role in helping overturn Georgia's infamous sodomy law, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday.

Criminal Justice
Lambda Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Hear University of Wisconsin Student Fees Dispute 03/29/1999

(CHICAGO, March 29, 1999) -- The United States Supreme Court Monday agreed to review a case that threatens to sharply curtail student activities at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and at public colleges and universities nationwide. Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund hailed the move as a sign that the Court may eventually vindicate student speech on these campuses.

Teens & Young Adults
Lambda Sues Landlord, Broker For Refusing to Rent to Same-Sex Couples 02/16/2000

(NEW YORK, February 16, 2000) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Tuesday filed suit against a Brooklyn landlord and a real estate agent for refusing to rent a Park Slope apartment to two men because they are gay.

Housing
Lambda Sues on Behalf of Dental Hygienist Fired for Having HIV 01/29/1999

(ATLANTA, January 29, 1999) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, applying a United States Supreme Court decision recognizing that federal anti-discrimination law protects people with HIV, announced Friday its lawsuit on behalf of an Atlanta dental hygienist fired solely because of his HIV-status.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Supports City of Atlanta's Fight for Domestic Partnership Benefits 05/08/1997

(NEW YORK, May 8, 1997) Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund was joined by a host of Georgia civil rights groups Thursday in defending Atlanta's effort to extend health benefits to dependent domestic partners of City workers.

Lambda Takes on Texas Anti-Gay Sodomy Law 11/20/1998

(NEW YORK, November 20, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said outside a Houston court Friday that it will challenge the Texas "Homosexual Conduct" law in defense of two men arrested in a private home on charges of engaging in consensual sex.

Criminal Justice
Lambda Taps Children's Advocate Colleen Sullivan to Lead Foster Care Project 01/07/2000

Teens & Young Adults
Lambda to Argue Appeal of Dental Worker Fired for Having HIV 05/16/2001

(ATLANTA, May 16, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is urging a federal court in Atlanta to rule that a dental hygienist’s employer violated his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act by firing him after learning he has HIV.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace

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