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Gay Partners of Men Who Died on 9/11 and in November JFK Crash to Hold News Conference Monday, Announcing Landmark Action Against Insurance Companies for Denying Them Spousal Benefits 04/19/2002

(NEW YORK, Thursday, April 18, 2002) ---Lambda Legal today praised the introduction of a bill that would require the New York State Commissioner of Correctional Services to develop comprehensive STD and HIV prevention programs in all state prisons. Among state correctional facilities, New York’s prisons have the highest rate of HIV in the country.

Texas High Court Slams Shut Door to Justice in Prosecution Under 'Homosexual Conduct' Law 04/18/2002

(DALLAS, April 18, 2002) - Lambda Legal Thursday said it likely will go to the United States Supreme Court now that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused to hear an appeal by two Houston men convicted of violating the ‘Homosexual Conduct’ Law by having consensual sex in the privacy of one man’s home.

Criminal Justice
Jon W. Davidson to Receive Monette/Horwitz Award for Distinguished Achievement 04/10/2002

(New York, April 10, 2002) - The Monette/Horwitz Trust has named Jon W. Davidson a recipient of its fifth annual Distinguished Achievement Award for his extensive contributions to fighting homophobia as an attorney for Lambda Legal, and for his work to educate the public about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues.

Live at Pridefest! Kevin Cathcart Spotlights What the Courts Mean for LGBT Liberation 04/09/2002

(NEW YORK, April 9, 2002) - Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin M. Cathcart offers a view from the courthouse for Pridefest’s National Gay & Lesbian Leaders Symposium.

Lambda Legal Representing Equality Mississippi in Ethics Complaint Against Mississippi Judge 04/08/2002

(ATLANTA, Monday, April 8, 2002) - Lambda Legal today strongly denounced a letter to a newspaper by a Mississippi judge suggesting that gays and lesbians be institutionalized and agreed to represent Equality Mississippi, a statewide civil rights group, in an ethics complaint against the judge.

Fair Courts Project
Lambda Legal Senior Staff Attorney Joins Plymouth-Canton Teachers for Safe School Forum 04/03/2002

Teens & Young Adults
Kansas Supreme Court Ignores Scientific Evidence on Sex Change 03/15/2002

(NEW YORK, Friday, March 15, 2002) - The Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling against the marriage of J’Noel Gardiner, a transsexual woman, fails to acknowledge scientific and psychological realities - as well as the everyday reality of J’Noel’s life and marriage as a female.

Transgender Rights
Bush Administration Not Making the Grade in the War on AIDS 03/14/2002

Lambda Legal Honors Mark Bingham, 'In the Life,' Anna Quindlen 03/05/2002

(NEW YORK, March 5, 2002) — For its 16th annual Liberty Awards, Lambda Legal honors Mark Bingham, whose courage in the face of death saved lives on September 11, the award-winning television documentary series “In The Life,” and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and novelist Anna Quindlen.

Civil Rights Groups Demand City Revitalize Fight Against Discrimination 02/28/2002

(NEW YORK, February 28) - In a joint letter to Mayor Bloomberg released Thursday, a broad coalition of civil rights groups demand that New York City rejuvenate its Human Rights Commission and Law Department and treat civil rights enforcement as seriously as other law enforcement.