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.
Since the earliest days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, stigma has been a major obstacle to accessing care and implementing effective HIV prevention policies.1
People with HIV face pre-judgment, marginalization, discrimination and severe misunderstanding about the means and
actual risks of transmission.
On June 1, 2011 The “Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act” went into effect. Below are answers to
frequently asked questions about the civil union law and what it means for Illinoisans.
This fact sheet is designed to ensure that students have access in their school libraries to LGBTQ materials (information related to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals and those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity).
Almost thirty years after the first cases of infection by the
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were reported,
ignorance and fear about HIV and bias against people affected
by HIV continue to fuel stigma and discrimination in this
On November 2, the marriage equality movement suffered a
blow. Well-funded antigay groups succeeded in ousting from
office three well-respected Iowa Supreme Court justices who
were up for what should have been routine retention elections.
Lambda Legal is the leading national legal organization dedicated to achieving full civil rights for LGBT people and people with HIV. Our high-impact cases and educational programs continue to secure new and expanded legal protections and amplify our message about equality.