Fact Sheets

Titlesort ascending Date
Residents' Rights and the LGBT Community 10/15/2013

The federal 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law requires nursing homes to “protect and promote the rights of each resident” emphasizing individual dignity and self-determination in the provision of long-term care. Every nursing home accepting Medicare and/or Medicaid must meet federal requirements, including those regarding residents’ rights.

Health Care Fairness | Housing | Seniors
REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act 9/28/2011

The REPEAL ("Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal") HIV Discrimination Act, introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, addresses the serious problem of discrimination in the use of criminal and civil commitment laws against those who test positive for HIV.

Criminal Justice | HIV
Recognition of Lesbian & Gay Couples Worldwide 3/5/2009

Professional Organization Statements Supporting Transgender People in Health Care 8/19/2011

Transgender Rights
Preventing Censorship of LGBT Information in Public School Libraries 12/3/2010

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).

Youth and Schools
Plaintiffs in the New Jersey Marriage Lawsuit: Lewis v. Harris 3/9/2010

Plaintiffs in the Hawai`i Civil Unions Lawsuit: Young v. Lingle 7/28/2010

Plaintiffs in Sevcik v. Sandoval 4/10/2012

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Plaintiff Couples in Lambda Legal's Iowa Marriage Lawsuit: Varnum v. Brien 11/10/2008

Kate and Trish Varnum

Out At Work 1/1/2007

More and more LGBT people are coming out at work. No matter where you work or what you do, you'll feel more secure in your job if you know your rights. For more than three decades, workplace equality has been a top priority for Lambda Legal. We have created this tool kit to give you the information you need to help guide you through your work life.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace