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Ask Lambda Legal: Transgender Community and Police
By M. Dru Levasseur
Transgender Rights Attorney

Q: I'm a transgender woman and sometimes when I'm out with friends, a police officer stops to harass me on the sidewalk, assuming I'm a prostitute. What should I do?

A: Your first step should be to get as much information as possible about the officer involved: badge number, precinct number, name, description, time of day and location. Read More »

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This Is 40
Lambda Legal celebrates its 40th anniversary this year! Learn more about our four decades of history—and of pushing history forward.

Victory for Oregon's Transgender State Workers
In response to Lambda Legal's lawsuit, the state has agreed to remove gender identity exclusion for employees on the state health plan.

Boy Scouts May End Gay Ban
The Boy Scouts of America is considering an end to their ban on gay scouts and scoutmasters. Lambda Legal has been fighting the ban for more than 20 years—we went to the Supreme Court in 2000.

Lambda Legal Lauds Immigration Plan
President Obama’s proposal for immigration reform will include LGBT families.

Chicago Mayor Signs Illinois Marriage Pledge
Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed Lambda Legal’s ILove Marriage petition, calling for the freedom to marry in Illinois. Sign our pledge today!

Lambda Legal Applauds Historic Inaugural Address
Executive Director Kevin M. Cathcart calls President Obama’s speech “an inspiring moment in history.” Legal Director Jon W. Davidson adds, “There's a lot more to do in the four years to come.”

The New Normal: Gay Judges
Lambda Legal’s Fair Courts Project Manager, Eric Lesh, writes, “A new normal is openly gay judges continue to be nominated to serve at the highest levels of the judiciary.”

Freedom to Worship, Not Freedom to Shun
Lambda Legal’s Law and Policy Project Director, Jennifer C. Pizer, discusses religious exemptions in marriage legislation: “Imagine if a Christian baker was to refuse Jewish couples, or a Jewish dressmaker was to refuse a Muslim bride.”

Liberty, Equality and Marriage
The Supreme Court will hear the Prop 8 and DOMA cases on the 10th anniversary of Lambda Legal’s biggest victory at the top court. Legal Director Jon W. Davidson has a preview.

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The State of LGBT Rights
Watch Executive Director Kevin M. Cathcart on C-SPAN's Washington Journal discussing President Obama's call for equal rights in his inauguration. Watch now!

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