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The 6 Supreme Court Cases LGBTQ+ People Need to Watch This Term

Still reeling from the last Supreme Court term, in which the Court dismantled almost 50 years of abortion protections under Roe v. Wade; required taxpayer funding of religious education, and approved religious worship activity by public school employees while in their official roles; inflated individual rights of gun possession, expanding on the prior, mistaken reading […]

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Staff Attorney Kell Olson Wants Everyone, Regardless Of Age, To Stand Up For Queer Youth

Kell Olson Staff Attorney Pronouns: he/him Uplifting and serving LGBTQ+ youth isn’t new to staff attorney Kell Olson. Before law school, he worked in the non-profit world, providing direct services to vulnerable queer young people. One day, a queer studen tcame to him needing help because his school was blocking him from starting a Gay […]

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VICTORY! Prince George’s County Board of Ed Agrees to Policy Changes to Protect LGBTQ+ Students and School Staff after Lawsuit

Today, Lambda Legal and Arnold & Porter announced they have reached a settlement agreement with the Prince George’s County Board of Education in Maryland on behalf of a transgender teacher, Jennifer Eller, who had suffered years of abuse, harassment, and discrimination at the hands of both students and staff while teaching in Prince George’s County […]

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ACTIVIST X GONZALEZ TO RECEIVE CHANGEMAKER AWARD AT THE NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE GALA OCTOBER 22, 2022, AT MIAMI CONVENTION CENTER

SANDRA VALLS, COMIC, ACTOR, SINGER, AND LGBTQ+ AND LATINA ADVOCATE WILL EMCEE (MIAMI, FL – September 22, 2022) The National LGBTQ Task Force will honor LGBTQ+ and gun violence prevention activist X Gonzalez with the Changemaker Award at the 26th Annual National LGBTQ Task Force Gala on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at the Miami Beach […]

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Lambda Legal Announces Government to Pay $1.325M to Settle Legal Fees in Cases on Behalf of HIV-Positive Service Members

Today, Lambda Legal announces that the Government will pay $1,325,000 to settle certain Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) claims for attorney’s fees and costs incurred by Lambda Legal, Modern Military Association of America (MMAA), Scott Schoettes, Esq., Peter Perkowski, Esq., Winston & Strawn LLP, and Greenberg Traurig LLP for their work on behalf of […]

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#BannedBooksWeek: Seven LGBTQ+ Books To Read Now!

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Comment on Governor Signs Bill Protecting Children Who Have More Than Two Legal Parents by What Happens to Polyamorous Relationships When One Partner Has Kids – Thinking Port

[…] parenting style, sometimes resulting in legal backlash and disputes over child custody. However, legal rulings in California, New York, and Canada could set a precedent for increased protection and recognition for poly […]

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Comment on Governor Signs Bill Protecting Children Who Have More Than Two Legal Parents by What Happens to Polyamorous Relationships When One Partner Has Kids – The Real News Nowadays

[…] parenting style, sometimes resulting in legal backlash and disputes over child custody. However, legal rulings in California, New York, and Canada could set a precedent for increased protection and recognition for poly […]

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Texas Court Expands Injunction Blocking State From Targeting Families of Trans Youth Who Are Members of PFLAG National

The Travis County District Court issued a third injunction today blocking the State of Texas from implementing a directive targeting trans youth and their families across Texas. The directive ordered the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to investigate parents who work with medical professionals to provide their adolescent transgender children with medically necessary […]

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Where Are They Now? Christopher Inniss and Shelton Stroman

“Where Are They Now?” is a regular series where we catch up with past Lambda Legal plaintiffs. This month, we’re highlighting Christopher Inniss and Shelton Stroman.  In 2014 after being denied a marriage license, Christopher Inniss and Shelton Stroman teamed up with Lambda Legal to fight against Georgia’s discriminatory marriage ban. Joining two other same-sex […]

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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+ […]

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Grupos defensores de los derechos LGBTQ+ y de salud demandan a Florida para bloquear la regulación que niega cobertura de Medicaid a personas transgénero

Grupos que abogan por los derechos de las personas LGBTQ+ y en defensa de la salud