“Congress must ensure that federally-funded programs that serve at-risk runaway and homeless youth support and affirm them rather than allow providers to subject these vulnerable youth to the very same rejection they experienced at home.”
(New York, NY – April 21, 2015) – A September 2014 NPR special on transgender families that featured Robina Asti, a 94-year-old transgender woman who worked with Lambda Legal to successfully challenge the Social Security Administration, has won a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting.
(New York, NY– April 13, 2015) – Lambda Legal announced today that Jesse Tyler Ferguson, five-time Emmy-nominated actor and LGBT advocate, will accept an award at its 29th Annual National Liberty Awards on May 4, 2015. Lambda Legal is recognizing Tie The Knot, founded by Ferguson and his husband, Justin Mikita, as well as Mercedes-Benz USA.
(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.
(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.
“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:
(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.