Press Releases

Help us make the case for equality.

DONATE NOW

Events

04/25/2014 - 18:00
California
04/25/2014 - 18:00
Pennsylvania
05/01/2014 - 19:00
New York

Our Sponsors

Read our latest news or search by issue area.

Headline Datesort ascending
School Board Votes Against Students' Gay-Straight Club at El Modena High 12/08/1999

Orange, CA, December 8, 1999) -- After months of delaying students’ request to allow a Gay-Straight Alliance Club to meet at El Modena High School, the Orange Unified School Board voted 7-0 late Tuesday to deny the students their constitutional and legal rights.

Youth and Schools
Mexican Gay Man Seeking Asylum Appeals to the Ninth Circuit 12/07/1999

(LOS ANGELES, December 7, 1999) — A Mexican citizen beaten and sexually assaulted by law enforcement officials because he is an effeminate gay man should be granted asylum in the United States, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday, on the eve of a hearing in his case.

Immigration and Asylum
League of Women Voters Supports 'Limit on Marriages' As Name for Knight Initiative 12/07/1999

(SACRAMENTO, December 7, 1999) -- The League of Women Voters of California said Tuesday that it fully supports the name given by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer to a controversial ballot measure that would allow the state to discriminate against legal marriages of lesbians and gay men from other states.

Gay Positive Views Will Not be Censored, Salt Lake School Officials Guarantee 12/02/1999

(NEW YORK, December 2, 1999) – A federal judge has dismissed a student lawsuit against the Salt Lake City school board because school officials have produced a definitive policy guaranteeing the right to express pro-gay opinions, attorneys for the students said Thursday.

Youth and Schools
Lambda Issues 1999 World AIDS Day Report Card 12/01/1999

(NEW YORK) — Texas Gov. George W. Bush flunked and Vice President Al Gore did just slightly better on the annual World AIDS Day Report Card released by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in advance of the December 1 worldwide observance.

HIV
Gay/Straight Alliance Students Sue Orange County High School 11/24/1999

Teens & Young Adults
Fired Lesbian Journalist Will Get Her Day in Court 11/24/1999

(LOS ANGELES, November 23, 1999) — A California appeals court has revived a lesbian journalist's employment discrimination case, sending a strong message of fairness for lesbian and gay workers in the state, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
State Appeals Court Upholds New York City Domestic Partner Law 11/05/1999

(NEW YORK, November 5, 1999) -- A New York appeals court has upheld the New York City domestic partner law, dealing a blow to the national campaign waged by Pat Robertson's American Center for Law and Justice to overturn municipal domestic partner ordinances across the country, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
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 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

Pages