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October 23, 2014   Join us on:  Facebook.  Twitter.  YouTube
A Season of Pride
 
By Kevin M. Cathcart
Executive Director

As we celebrate our 40th anniversary year, Lambda Legal will take part in more than 40 Pride events this season. It’s a time to come together as a community, to celebrate our victories and mourn our losses, to take stock of recent developments and look at what lies ahead on the road to equality.

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Featured Stories

Illinois House Fails to Vote on Marriage
“This is a stunning failure in the Illinois House,” writes Lambda Legal’s Jim Bennett. “Lambda Legal’s lawsuit will move forward.”

Fight Against HIV Isn’t Over
Lambda Legal joined 35 LGBT and HIV groups in pledging to re-engage the broader LGBT community in the fight against HIV.

Infographic: Marriage at the Supreme Court
For the first time in history, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing two gay rights cases in one term. Our legal experts explain how the Court may decide each case.

Court Stops Deportation of HIV-Positive Gay Man
The order follows a motion by the Department of Homeland Security seeking to retract its earlier argument that the man's HIV status made his solicitation conviction a "particularly serious crime."

Good News About the Boy Scouts—Or Is It?
Legal Director Jon W. Davidson, who has worked on trying to get the Boy Scouts to end their discriminatory policies for 25 years, is torn by their recent decision to no longer kick out gay youth.

Historic Day for LGBT Rights in Puerto Rico
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla signed two landmark bills into law: one prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, and one including same-sex couples in the domestic violence law.

Good News About the Boy Scouts—Or Is It?
Legal Director Jon W. Davidson, who has worked on trying to get the Boy Scouts to end their discriminatory policies for 25 years, is torn by their recent decision to no longer kick out gay youth.

Ask Lambda Legal
Q: I’m a transgender person and was recently questioned by an employee of a local restaurant when I went to use the bathroom. What should I do if this happens again? Read the answer »

Immigration Bill Excludes Same-Sex Couples
Lambda Legal remains committed to immigration reform that includes binational same-sex couples.

Celebrate Pride With Lambda Legal!
This weekend, we'll be at Pride events in Baltimore, Denver and Anchorage, Alaska. Check out our Pride calendar and volunteer with us at an event near you.

Lambda Legal Is Proud...
The New York City Bar's LGBT Rights Committee will present Lambda Legal's Transgender Rights Project Director, M. Dru Levasseur, with its Arthur S. Leonard Award, in recognition of his "advocacy work, public policy efforts and community outreach programs for transgender people nationwide."
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Events

Seattle Mix and Mingle
6/12/13, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Lobby Bar, 916 E Pike St, Seattle
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West Coast Liberty Awards
6/13/13, 6:00 - 11:00 pm
The London West Hollywood, 1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
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Lambda Legal in the Hamptons
6/22/13, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Private home, Southampton, NY
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Houston Lawrence Breakfast
6/28/13, 7:30 - 9:00 am
Houston Center Club, 1100 Caroline St, Houston
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Dallas Summer Mix and Mingle
7/10/13, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Arcodoro & Pomodoro, 100 Crescent Ct, Ste 100, Dallas
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San Diego House Party
7/10/13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Private home, San Diego
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Lambda Legal Pines Brunch
7/13/13, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Private home, Fire Island Pines, NY
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DC Summer Associate Event
7/16/13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
McDermott Will & Emery, 500 N Capitol St, NW, Washington, DC
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Orange County House Party
7/21/13, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Private home, Orange County, CA
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Women’s Summer Soiree
7/27/13, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Private home, Los Angeles
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For a complete list of Lambda Legal events, click here »

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Who Inspires You?
Help us celebrate our 40th anniversary by posting on our Wall of Inspiration. Share your inspiration!


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