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  • Impact Magazine Summer 2011

    "Impact Magazine Summer 2011" cover

    Every year at this time, communities across the United States celebrate Pride. It’s a happy time—a time to relax and be ourselves, reconnect with friends and marvel at the astonishing diversity within our communities—sometimes mixed with bittersweet thoughts as we remember the loved ones we lost.

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  • Birth Certificates and Second-Parent Adoptions for Married Same-Sex Couples in Maryland

    On February 10, 2011, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) issued a letter to state birth registrars announcing a procedure change allowing a woman to be named as a parent on the Maryland birth certificate of the child born to her same-sex married spouse, without the necessity of a court order.

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  • Entering into a Hawai`i Civil Union

    The Hawai`i civil union law will take effect January 1, 2012, and civil union partners will have access to the full range of state law rights and responsibilities when they enter into their civil union. Rights and responsibilities related to Hawai`i state tax laws will apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2011.

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  • How to Provide for Lambda Legal in Your Will

    Providing for Lambda Legal’s work in your estate plans is a wonderful way to create a lasting legacy. Resources no longer needed can be used in your name to make the world a better place for the next generation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. And until a cure is found, we’ll continue to secure the civil rights of people with HIV or AIDS.

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  • National Day of Silence: The Freedom to Speak (Or Not)

    April 11, 2014 is the National Day of Silence, a student-led action sponsored by Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) in which thousands of students around the country will remain silent for all or part of the school day to call attention to the harassment and discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

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  • Lambda Legal's State of the Law 2010

  • Hawai`i's 2011 Civil Unions Bill (FAQs)

    What You Need to Know About the Bill and the New Rights and Obligations It Will Create for Unmarried Partners.

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  • Impact Magazine Winter 2011

    "Impact Magazine Winter 2011" cover

    It Is hard to know what to do with the knowledge that we are about to reach the 30th anniversary of the Center for Disease Control’s first report of what would come to be called AIDS.

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  • Equal Access to Public Restrooms

    When you gotta go, you gotta go. Whether at work, in a restaurant or passing through a train station, pretty much everyone needs to stop into a restroom at some point while away from the comforts of home. But this simple routine is anything but that for many transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) people.

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  • Transgender Rights Toolkit

    Toolkit Inserts Equal Access to Public Restrooms Transition-Related Health Care Survival Tips for Trans Youth

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