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  • Resources for LGBTQ Youth

  • Identity Documents

    Carrying identification that reflects your genuine, real-world self is basic— whether you’re transgender or not. Th at’s what ID’s are for. So imagine if every time you tried to travel, open a bank account or start a new job, someone harassed you about your ID. Is it fake? Are you pretending to be someone you’re not?

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  • Transgender People and Marriage Laws

    It may seem obvious that the government has no business weighing in on your gender when it comes to whom you marry. Yet LGBT people continue to endure interference at the state and federal levels when it comes to respect for their relationships.

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  • Fighting Anti-Trans Violence

    Violence is a plague in the lives of many transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) people, with hate-motivated beatings and murders very common, often involving extra cruelty. According to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, 44% of reported hate murders in 2010 were committed against transgender women.

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  • Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Washington State

    Same-sex couples can begin applying for marriage licenses on December 6, 2012. Washington law requires all couples to wait three days after getting a marriage license before they can hold a marriage ceremony

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  • Top 10 Things You Should Know About DOMA and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Before the end of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court will likely consider whether or not to hear one or more cases challenging the constitutionality of Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Here are a few key things to know while we wait for that announcement.

  • Impact Magazine Fall 2012

    As this issue of Impact goes to press, we await the outcome of historic votes about marriage for same-sex couples in four states, as we also await word on whether the Supreme Court will consider cases that we hope finally strike down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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  • Frequently Asked Questions: Binational Same-Sex Couples

    Binational same-sex couples are now recognized for purposes of delaying or suspending removal and deportation proceedings. Lambda Legal answers your questions about this new development.

  • Immigration Protection for Undocumented Immigrant Youth

    FAQ for undocumented immigrant LGBTQ and HIV-affected youth on how to apply for immigration protection under the new program known as “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA).

  • Survival Tips for Trans Youth

    Transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) youth face serious legal obstacles, and many endure discrimination and violence on a daily basis, whether in school, health care or the criminal justice system.

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