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Lambda Attorney Named One of Country's Most Influential Lawyers 06/12/2000

(NEW YORK, June 12, 2000) — Citing impressive accomplishments advancing civil rights for lesbians and gay men nationwide, the National Law Journal has named Evan Wolfson one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Monday.

Lambda Argues New York Housing Law Harms Lesbian and Gay Couples 12/07/2001

(NEW YORK, December 7, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is helping challenge a new housing regulation that undermines New York’s Roommate Law and makes it easier for landlords to harass and evict many lesbian and gay couples if they do not divide expenses equally.

Lambda Appeals Against Sheriff in Brandon Teena Murder 02/02/2000

(NEW YORK, February 2, 2000) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Wednesday announced that it will litigate the Nebraska appeal of a meager trial court award against a county whose sheriff failed to protect Brandon Teena from a brutal 1993 murder.

Transgender Rights
Lambda Announces New Director of Midwest Regional Office 12/20/2001

Lambda Announces Appointment of New Development Director 11/03/1999

(NEW YORK, November 3, 1999) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced Wednesday that Sherry Thomas has joined the organization as its director of development.

Lambda and Queer Economic Justice Network Host Forum on Government Funding of Religious Groups 06/19/2001

(NEW YORK, June 19, 2001) — President Bush’s “Faith-Based Initiative,” which would shift federal funding for social services from secular organizations to churches and religious organizations, has ignited debates nationwide. To date, these debates have neglected to address the threat this initiative may pose for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

Lambda and GLSEN Team Up to Create a New Publication for LGBT Youth 01/15/2002

Teens & Young Adults
Lambda Adds To Its Legal Team 04/05/2001

(NEW YORK, April 5, 2001) — Building on its groundbreaking civil rights work, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund has added an experienced litigator, Jennifer Middleton, as a staff attorney in its New York headquarters.

Lambda Adds Staff Attorney Gregory Nevins to its Southern Regional Office 01/09/2002

Lambda Adds Seasoned Litigator to its Staff 09/12/2000

(NEW YORK, September 12, 2000) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund has expanded its legal forces with the addition of Susan Sommer as supervising attorney in Lambda’s New York headquarters. The veteran litigator brings Lambda’s total number of lawyers on staff nationwide to 17.