Fact Sheet

Find Your State

Know the laws in your state that protect LBGT people and people living with HIV.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Unjust, Unjustified and Just Unacceptable

    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.

  • Health and Medical Organization Statements On Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity/Expression and “Reparative Therapy”

    American Medical Association Policy Number H-160.991, Health Care Needs of Homosexual Population

  • Illinois Civil Union Law

    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.

  • Preventing Censorship of LGBT Information in Public School Libraries

    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).

  • Advocating for Insurance Coverage of Your Medical Needs

    Transgender Rights Toolkit: A Legal Guide for Trans People and Their Advocates. If you are denied insurance coverage for transition-related health care, consider taking these steps:

  • HIV Stigma and Discrimination in the U.S.:

    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 country.