LGBTQIA+ – Rights History
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US HHS Issues Revised Rule Striking Earlier Rule that Allowed Health Care Workers to Deny Care for Religious Beliefs

Trump era rule had been blocked by three separate federal courts, with one judge finding the rule “saturated with error” in the lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal, Americans United for Separation for Church and State, Center for Reproductive Rights, and County of Santa Clara.

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VICTORY: Court Rules that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Cannot Administer Health Plans with Gender-Affirming Care Exclusions

“Third-party administrators that accept federal funds cannot discriminate when administering employer-sponsored health plans.”

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“We Deserve to be Protected:” NCTE’s Olivia Hunt Testifies on Anti-Trans Violence at the Capitol

On Wednesday, NCTE Policy Director Olivia Hunt spoke at the House Oversight Committee’s hearing on anti-LGBTQ violence. Olivia described how anti-trans rhetoric and policies coming out of statehouses across the nation fuel the increasing wave of anti-trans violence, and emphasized that trans people, and especially trans youth, deserve to be able to live their lives […]

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From 1973 to 2023: National LGBTQ Task Force Celebrates 50 Years of Advocacy, Activism, and Organizing for the LGBTQ Community

50th Anniversary celebrations begin with flagship organizing conference Creating Change, including headlining speakers Angelica Ross & activist X Gonzalez WASHINGTON, D.C. The National LGBTQ Task Force – the country’s oldest LGBTQ advocacy group – celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023, honoring 50 years of advancing freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people. ​​This milestone year will […]

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Lambda Legal Hails Enactment of the Respect for Marriage Act

“With his signature today, President Biden has erased the discriminatory federal Defense of Marriage Act from the books and protected LGBTQ+ families from the possible depredations of a rogue Supreme Court.”

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Brittney Griner Freed From Russian Prison

Executive Director Kierra Johnson Responds to Release of Brittney Griner from Russian Prison (December 8, 2022) National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director, Kierra Johnson, responds to the release of Brittney Griner. From day one, our hearts have been with Brittney Griner, her wife Cherelle, her family, and countless fans. So many raised their voices to […]

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Lambda Legal Fought For My Right To Be A Foster Parent

By Kellee Terrell “Where Are They Now?” is a series where we catch up with past Lambda Legal plaintiffs. This month, we’re highlighting Kelly Easter, a single lesbian women in Tennessee who was denied her right to become a foster parent because of her sexual orientation. After she filed a federal lawsuit, Easter v. HHS, […]

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Statement in SCOTUS Case of 303 Creative v. Elenis from National LGBTQ Task Force and Out Boulder County

(December 5, 2022) Just two weeks after a shooter killed 5 people, injured 18, and traumatized so many others at Club Q in Colorado Springs, the United States Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in an anti-LGBTQ public accommodations discrimination case from Colorado. In the case of 303 Creative v. Elenis, the National LGBTQ Task […]

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Lambda Legal Hails Senate Passage of the Bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act

“Today the US Senate took critical action to protect LGBTQ+ families from the possible depredations of a rogue Supreme Court.”

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Response to Club Q Attack

(Washington, D.C. — November 21, 2022) National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director, Kierra Johnson, responds to the attack at Club Q in Colorado Springs, CO on November 20, 2022. As we wait for answers to what happened and why at Club Q this past weekend, I remain heartbroken and angry. While horrifying, the mass shooting at […]

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Lambda Legal Reacts to Shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs

Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings issued the following statement about the mass shooting at Club Q, the LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado: “We mourn with the LGBTQ+ community in Colorado Springs for the lives taken and those wounded in this act of hate. America’s toxic mix of bigotry and absurdly easy access to firearms […]

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On Trans Day of Remembrance, we honor and uplift our community

On Trans Day of Remembrance, we honor those taken from our communities, we celebrate their lives, and we root ourselves in our collective resilience.    Our community is incredibly strong. In the face of systemic violence, trans people continue to survive and thrive. We support and celebrate each other while working hard to achieve our dreams.  […]