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Where progress is won
Lambda Legal’s lawyers have won precedent-setting civil rights cases on everything from marriage equality to expressions of gender identity to health care discrimination. We have made legal history since day one, winning our right to incorporate. We then got to work using our knowledge of the law to fight for our community’s lives and dignity.
Our areas of expertise
There is no one LGBTQ+ or HIV+ experience in America. That’s why Lambda Legal’s standard-shifting work in litigation, public policy, and education spans a range of issues that touch nearly every aspect of our lives.
We fight back when members of our community are fired, harassed, and targeted at work because they are LGBTQ+ or HIV+.
We combat the growing attacks on fair courts that threaten hard-won LGBTQ+ rights. Because our courts should make decisions based on constitutional and legal principles—not politics.
We defend the legal rights of same-sex couples and their families, from marriage equality to domestic partnership benefits to parent-child relationships.
We break down the barriers between our community and the health care they need, from medical discrimination to violations of personal autonomy.
We won the nation’s first HIV discrimination lawsuit—and since then, we’ve been fighting to maintain and expand protections for Americans living with HIV.
We fight for humane immigration policies that are inclusive of LGBTQ+ people and their unique legal needs.
Police Misconduct and Criminal Justice
We stand up to law enforcement that targets and abuses LGBTQ+ and HIV+ people by challenging unfair criminal laws and seeking recourse when our rights are violated.
We fight back when religious freedom is wrongly used as a license to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people and those living with HIV.
We defend the LGBTQ+ and HIV+ seniors who face discrimination, whether they’re refused housing or denied Social Security and other survivor benefits.
We work to ensure all LGBTQ+ youth are safe and free from discrimination and harassment, whether they’re in the hallways at school or in out-of-home care settings.
We work to expand and defend protections for transgender people who face rampant discrimination and are some of the most vulnerable members of our community.
Stay up to date with court cases and policies that affect the LGBTQ+ community and people living with HIV.
May 31, 2023
Lambda Legal to Pentagon: It’s Time to Let People Living with HIV Join the Military
Today, Lambda Legal asked a U.S. District Court to strike down the last remaining ban preventing people living with HIV from joining any branch of the U.S. Armed Services. Together with co-counsel Winston & Strawn LLP, Perkowski Legal, PC, and Scott A. Schoettes, Esq., Lambda Legal filed a motion for summary judgment in the U.S....
May 22, 2023
Trial Challenging Florida’s Ban on Medicaid Coverage for Gender-Affirming Medical Care for Transgender Floridians Comes to a Close
May 18, 2023
Oklahoma Attorney General Signs Non-Enforcement Agreement on Health Care Ban for Trans Youth
May 18, 2023
Advocates to File Lawsuit Against New Law Banning Healthcare for Transgender Youth in Texas
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