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.
In Wake of Rentboy Arrests, Decriminalize Sex Work?

In Wake of Rentboy Arrests, Decriminalize Sex Work?

A statement by LGBT groups calling for such decriminalization was retweeted this afternoon.

WATCH: Aisha Tyler Tearfully Explains Why Love 'Is Worth Fighting For'

Aisha Tyler: Why Love 'Is Worth Fighting For'

The Talk co-host delivered a rousing speech for LGBT rights at the Lambda Legal West Coast Liberty Awards.

WATCH: Bamby Salcedo's Moving Speech on Trans Rights

WATCH: Bamby Salcedo's Moving Speech on Trans Rights

The trans activist elicited laughter and tears during her acceptance speech at the 2014 West Coast Liberty Awards.

Eric Holder Denounces Scouts' Antigay Policy

Eric Holder Denounces Scouts' Antigay Policy

Continuing to bar openly gay adults from serving as leaders 'perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes,' says the attorney general.

Indiana Marriage Ruling Possible Next Week

Indiana Marriage Ruling Possible Next Week

A Lambda Legal attorney is optimistic that a federal judge will strike down the ban on same-sex marriage and extend an order for the state to recognize the marriage of her clients.

Social Security Administration Updates Transgender Policy

Social Security Updates Transgender Policy

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

The 9 Biggest New Ideas of 2013

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

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

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

The Advocate's Person of the Year: Pope Francis

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

Gay Lawmaker Aims to Repeal Va. Marriage Ban

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

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