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Need help understanding your rights as an LGBTQ+ person or someone living with HIV? Click here to visit our virtual Help Desk.

Help Desk

  • Outside of the Supreme Court of the United States

    There is no one LGBTQ+ or HIV+ experience in America. That’s why Lambda Legal’s Help Desk is here to provide the resources you need.

Contact the Help Desk

Lambda Legal’s Help Desk cannot provide legal advice, and your communication to our Help Desk does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

The Help Desk is not able to assist with emergencies nor time-sensitive requests for legal assistance. Additionally, as we are not a crisis hotline, if you need help finding such support we have list of LGBTQ+ focused hotlines listed below.

Lambda Legal’s Help desk is a resource for the community we serve in providing general legal information and resources relating to discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and HIV status.

Please note: We are unable to take walk-ins.

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Is this an emergency?

The Lambda Legal Help Desk is not able to assist with emergencies or immediate requests for legal assistance. Please contact a crisis hotline or any legal service provider that is equipped to provide emergency assistance—you’ll find contact information for several of our partner organizations here. Keep in mind these lines are not branches of Lambda Legal and are instead resources for crisis intervention.


LGBT+ National Hotline



LGBT National Youth Talkline



LGBT National Senior Hotline


Transgender, non-binary, and gender-questioning people

Trans Lifeline


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