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Policymaking for progress

Changing laws and changing lives

Lambda Legal works at every level of government to stand up for the LGBTQ+ community and everyone living with HIV. 

Our team of experts use their deep knowledge of the law and government to protect and advance our community’s rights through federal, state, and local policymaking. As laws and other legal measures are proposed that would affect the lives of our community—whether that’s at work, in school, or in healthcare, for example—Lambda Legal’s policy experts carefully monitor what’s happening on the ground and take action when necessary. We advocate for new policies that enshrine greater protections for our communities, such as the Equality Act, and we fight for reforms to existing laws in order to protect more people. Lambda Legal’s policy team also advocates for changes to the law that strengthen our institutions of democracy and build governments that better reflect the people they serve, such as voter protections and judicial reform. 

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Publications & Resources

We stay close to the issues that matter most for the LGBTQ+ community and everyone living with HIV. Check out Lambda Legal’s reports, frequently asked questions, and other resources about your rights.