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  • Protecting Families

    This document was authored by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in Boston, in collaboration with a working group of lawyers, mediators, social workers and parents in Boston, as well as with Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Family Pride Coalition and the American Civil Liberties Union Lesbian and Gay Rights Project.

  • Tus derechos como estudiante Lesbiana, Gay, Bisexual, Transgénero o con dudas sobre tu orientación sexual o identidad de género (LGBTQ).

    TIENES EL DERECHO DE Ser abierto/a, honesto/a y sentirte orgulloso/a de ser quien eres. Tu escuela no puede forzarte a esconder tu orientación sexual o identidad de género.

  • NY Respects Couples' Out-of-State Marriages

    The Supreme Court of New York for Westchester County held that County Executive Spano can recognize out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples living in Westchester County.

  • ENDA: Aim Higher

    In 2007, the United States House of Representatives passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), in a 235-184 vote, providing federal workplace protections for gays and lesbians, but not transgender people.

  • Same-Sex Couple Sues University Over Housing

    For one year Phi Ngo and Joseph O'Leary lived together in family housing while Joseph worked toward a degree in history at the University of Hawaii (Manoa). But when the couple reapplied for family housing the following year, the university said no.

  • Fired Without Cause

    Vandy Beth Glenn was fired from her job as an editor in the Georgia General Assembly after telling her supervisor that she planned to transition from male to female.

  • The Alito Agenda

    I. Introduction Lambda Legal is an advocacy organization. We’re committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV. As an advocate, we have a vision of what’s just. Some call it an agenda.

  • Protection for People with HIV

    Lambda Legal has urged the House of Representatives to pass a bill to ensure protection for individuals who face unfair discrimination because of a disability.

  • Foreign Service Ends Discriminatory Policy

    Less than two weeks before our client Lorenzo Taylor's case was scheduled for trial, the U.S. Foreign Service has established new guidelines, lifting its ban on hiring candidates with HIV.