Press Releases

Help us make the case for equality.



Our Sponsors

Read our latest news or search by issue area.

Headlinesort ascending Date
Coretta Scott King Memorial 02/23/2006

 It is a great honor to have this opportunity to remember and pay tribute to Mrs. King.

Cook County Human Rights Commission Finds "Substantial Evidence" of Discrimination In Firing of Gay Former School Superintendent Represented by Lambda Legal 07/27/2010

Last week, the Cook County Human Rights Commission found "substantial evidence" of sexual orientation discrimination after Lambda Legal filed a complaint against the Bremen Community High School District No. 228 and School Board President Evelyn Gleason on behalf of former school district superintendent Dr. Richard Mitchell.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Connecticut Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples: Lambda Legal Celebrates 10/10/2008

(Hartford, CT, Friday, October 10, 2008) — Lambda Legal applauds today's decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court awarding full access to marriage to the state's gay and lesbian residents, making Connecticut the third state in the nation to grant marriage equality to same-sex couples.

Complaint by Gay Student Triggers Historic Civil Rights Agreement 06/22/1998

Teens & Young Adults
Company Admits to Firing a Highly Skilled Georgia Worker Because He Has HIV; Lambda Legal Pushes Forward with Federal Lawsuit 07/29/2004

(Atlanta, Georgia, July 29, 2004) - In court papers responding to a federal lawsuit Lambda Legal filed in May, Nodak Enterprises admitted firing Joey Saavedra, a veteran auto glass installer, because he has HIV.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Community Groups Demand Reinstatement of Bus Shelter Ad 06/28/2001

Coalition to Announce Major Campaign to Win Black Support for Marriage Equality 12/08/2003

Clinic Settles Anti-Gay Bias Complaint by Washington Heights Resident 02/09/2000

Civil Rights Stakes Will Be Highest Ever for Lesbians and Gay Men in 1998 12/31/1997

(NEW YORK, December 31, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday that the new year will see a record number of lesbian, gay, and AIDS-related concerns in the country's highest courts.Lambda, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 1998, has regional offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and a headquarters in New York.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Civil Rights Groups Urge Fair Treatment for Surviving Lesbian and Gay Partners of September 11th Victims 11/26/2001