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Top DOJ Lawyer Joins Lambda Legal

(New York, February 2, 2017) — Today, Lambda Legal announced the hiring of Sharon McGowan, a top attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, as the organization’s new Director of Strategy.

Lambda Legal Reaches Settlement with California Barbershop that Discriminated Against Transgender Client

(Los Angeles, CA, February 1, 2017) – Lambda Legal today announced it has reached a settlement with a southern California barbershop that turned away Kendall Oliver, who is transgender, based on claimed religious objections to serving customers not perceived as male.

Lambda Legal Says “No” To Gorsuch Nomination: “Unacceptable, Hostile Record Towards LGBT People”

(New York, January 31, 2017) — Following President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, to the U.S. Supreme Court today, Lambda Legal took the difficult step of formally opposing his nomination, citing his record of hostility towards LGBT people and other marginalized communities.

LGBT People Refuse to be Pawns

(Sunday, January 29, 2017) President Trump’s Executive Order targeting immigrants includes the line: “In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred…or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation.”

Lambda Legal: “Donald Trump’s war on immigrants is un-American”

(New York, January 25, 2017) – Following the announcement of President Trump’s executive orders targeting immigrants and sanctuary cities, Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven issued the following statement.

Lambda Legal: Tom Price Would Endanger Health of LGBT People and People Living with HIV

New York – As congressional hearings begin on Tom Price’s nomination to become Secretary for Health and Human Services, Rachel B. Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal, the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit legal organization working for the rights of LGBT people and everyone living with HIV, released the following statement:

Lambda Legal will Appeal Case on Behalf of Lesbian Harassed in Senior Housing Facility

(Chicago, IL, January 18, 2017) – Lambda Legal announced today that it will appeal its case on behalf of Marsha Wetzel, a lesbian woman harassed at her senior housing facility, after the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted Glen St. Andrew Living Community’s request to dismiss the lawsuit.

Statement on Betsy DeVos's Confirmation Hearings

(Tuesday, January 17, 2017) As Congress begins hearings on Betsy DeVos's nomination to be the U.S. Secretary of Education, Rachel B. Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal, the nation’s leading nonprofit legal organization working for LGBT rights, provided the following statement.

Attack on Affordable Care Act: Lambda Legal Urges Action to Save Lives

(Washington D.C., January 11, 2017) – As the Senate prepares to defund the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Lambda Legal’s HIV Project Director, Scott Schoettes, and Transgender Rights Project, Director M. Dru Levasseur, issued the following statements.

Lambda Legal: Jeff Sessions Would Put LGBT Rights at Grave Risk if Confirmed

New York – Ahead of congressional hearings beginning on Jeff Sessions’ nomination to become U.S. Attorney General, Rachel B. Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal, the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit legal organization working for LGBT rights, released the following statement:

“Senator Jeff Sessions has shown over and over how much he disdains LGBT people. He: