Lambda Legal
Read the latest news about Lambda Legal, one of the nation’s leading nonprofits dedicated to equality litigation. Under the leadership of Kevin Cathcart, who has served as executive director of Lambda Legal since 1992, the organization has helped achieve historic victories in the fight for LGBT rights, including its argument before the Supreme Court in Lawrence v. Texas (2003), which established the right to sexual intimacy for gay Americans. Learn more about this gay legal organization that has also launced the Foster Care Initiative for lesbian and gay youth, as well as the Marriage Project and Transgender Rights Project.
Social Security Administration Updates Transgender Policy
April 07 2014 9:23 AM ET

Social Security Updates Transgender Policy

Parker Marie Molloy

After a 92-year-old WWII vet took on the federal agency, the Social Security Administration has issued updated guidelines designed to eliminate a number of challenges trans individuals face when attempting to obtain benefits.

The Big Ideas of 2013
December 18 2013 1:47 AM ET

The 9 Biggest New Ideas of 2013

Michelle Garcia

This year, 'ex-gay' therapy took a major hit, Russia became a scary place for LGBT people, and tons of people fantasized about what they'd be like in prison.

Ill. Gay Couples With Health Issues Will Be Able to Marry Early
December 16 2013 4:01 PM ET

Judge: Gay Couples Facing Terminal Illness Can Marry Early in Ill. 

Trudy Ring

Same-sex couples in which one partner has a life-threatening illness can marry immediately instead of waiting for the state's marriage equality law to take effect June 1, a judge has ruled.

The Advocate's Person of the Year: Pope Francis
December 16 2013 3:23 PM ET

The Advocate's Person of the Year: Pope Francis

Lucas Grindley

While 2013 will be remembered for the work of hundreds in advancing marriage equality, it will also be remembered for the example of one man.

Gay Lawmaker Aims to Repeal Va. Marriage Ban
November 27 2013 3:24 PM ET

Gay Lawmaker Aims to Repeal Va. Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

State senator Adam Ebbin introduced legislation that would repeal Virginia's constitutional prohibition on marriage equality.

Terminally Ill Woman and Partner First to Marry Under Ill. Law
November 26 2013 2:27 PM ET

Terminally Ill Woman and Partner First to Marry Under Ill. Law

Trudy Ring

A judge Monday ordered the immediate issuance of a marriage license to Vernita Gray, who has cancer, and partner Patricia Ewert.

Hawaii OK's Marriage Equality
November 12 2013 3:17 PM ET January 07 2014 6:44 PM ET

Hawaii's Long Wait for Marriage Equality Has Ended

Trudy Ring

The state Senate on Tuesday approved a new version of the legislation that the governor is set to sign today.

Op-ed: Why LGBT Veterans Still Need Our Help
November 11 2013 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why LGBT Veterans Still Need Our Help

Rob Smith

The official ban on gay service members might be over, but the battle for full equality is not.

Florida High Court Rules for Parental Rights of Lesbian Egg Donor
November 07 2013 8:39 PM ET

Florida High Court Rules for Parental Rights of Lesbian Egg Donor

Neal Broverman

A woman will be reunited with her daughter after six years apart.

HRC, Lambda Legal Publish Best Practices Guide for Treating Trans Patients
November 06 2013 7:19 PM ET

HRC, Lambda Legal Publish 'Best Practices' Guide for Treating Trans Patients

Jase Peeples

A groundbreaking publication that provides hospitals guidance on the best practices for transgender patients is now available.

Who Is The Movement's Overlooked MLK
November 06 2013 5:03 AM ET

Who Is The Movement's Overlooked MLK?

Kerry Eleveld

In the search for the movement’s Martin Luther King, have we overlooked ourselves?

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