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AIDSWatch 2015 to Honor Lambda Legal HIV Project Director Scott Schoettes and Plaintiff John East

(Washington, DC, April 10, 2015) — On Monday, April 13th, Lambda Legal’s HIV Project Director Scott Schoettes and plaintiff John East will receive the Positive Leadership Award at AIDSWatch 2015, the largest annual constituent-based national HIV/AIDS advocacy event.

Lambda Legal Applauds President Obama for Supporting Banning ‘Ex-gay Therapy’ for Minors

(Washington, April 8, 2015) –Today President Obama condemned efforts to change sexual orientation or gender identity – sometimes referred to as “ex-gay”, “conversion” or “reparative” therapy – for minors.

Indiana Legislature Proposes Limited RFRA Repair Bill, Lambda Legal Calls For Full Fix That Protects LGBT Hoosiers And Others

Today, the Indiana legislature proposed a limited fix it bill that would amend the recently passed, so-called “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA).

Lambda Legal Congratulates Crispin Torres For Being Named To The Trans 100

(New York, NY – March 30, 2015) Lambda Legal is proud to announce today that Crispin Torres, Community Educator in Lambda Legal’s Midwestern Regional Office, has been named to the Trans 100.

Victory! Texas Prison Officials Agree to Place Lambda Legal Transgender Client Passion Star in Safekeeping

“At last Texas officials have taken appropriate and long-overdue steps to protect our client.”

Houston, TX  – The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (“TDCJ”) announced that today it will place Lambda Legal client Passion Star in Safekeeping as had been requested in an emergency motion filed earlier this month to protect her from further sexual assault and threats to her life. Passion Star is a transgender woman currently incarcerated in a TDCJ male facility. Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Jael Humphrey issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal to Gov. Pence: If You Mean It, Stop the Discrimination

(Indianapolis, IN, March 29, 2015) – As the nation condemns Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for his blatantly misleading defense on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos this morning of SB 101, the new Indiana law designed to allow businesses, organizations and individuals to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds, there are two easy steps Gov.

Gregory Packaging Stands with Lambda Legal to Affirm HIV-Positive Employee Posed No Safety Risk

(Atlanta, March 26, 2015) — Lambda Legal and Gregory Packaging, Inc. today jointly announced the resolution of a lawsuit filed on behalf of Chanse Cox, who was dismissed from his job as a machine operator at Gregory Packaging’s Suncup juice manufacturing facility in Georgia after reporting he has HIV.

Lambda Legal Slams Indiana Gov. Pence’s Rush to Sign Discriminatory Religious Exemptions Bill

(Indianapolis, IN, March 26, 2015) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today signed SB101, the deeply flawed bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds.

Indiana House Passes Religious Discrimination Bill, SB 101: Lambda Legal Issues Alert to LGBT Community

(Indianapolis, IN, March 19, 2015) - Today, the Indiana House of Representatives, with a vote of 63-31, passed a bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds.

Lambda Legal Applauds Puerto Rico Government for No Longer Defending Discriminatory Marriage Ban

(San Juan, PR, March 20, 2015) — Today, Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Justice César Miranda announced that he will submit a brief saying he would no longer oppose the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Puerto Ricans to marry in support Lambda Legal’s lawsuit seeking to end the discriminatory ban on marriage for LGBT people on the island, saying he agrees the ban is unconstitutional and should be lifted.