25 Years of LGBTQ+ Civil Rights in the South – Rights History

25 Years of LGBTQ+ Civil Rights in the South

For the last 25 years, our Southern Regional Office has been fighting for justice and winning cases that make a difference not just in the South but nationwide, impacting the lives of LGBTQ+ folks and everyone living with HIV. When we opened our doors in Atlanta in 1997, Lambda Legal was the first national LGBTQ+ organization to set up shop and start litigating in the South. Since then, our lawyers have fought for marriage equality, full parental rights, recognition of transgender folks, and many more essential rights. 

Here are 10 cases the Southern Regional Office has won and are currently fighting that get us closer to our goal of achieving full rights for the LGBTQ+ community and those living with HIV.