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Transgender Law CenterTLC works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination, regardless of their gender identity or expression.Learn More
National Center for Lesbian RightsNCLR’s programs focus on employment, immigration, youth, elder law, transgender law, sports, marriage, relationship protections, reproductive rights, and family law create safer homes, safer jobs, and a more just world.Learn More
Lambda Legalis a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.Learn More
Gay and Lesbian Advocates and DefendersGLAD's major initiatives are its AIDS Law, Transgender Law and Civil Rights projects and its Youth Initiative. It also litigates, helps craft and advocate for legislation and policy change, and pursues public education about gay and lesbian rights.Learn More
The ACLU LGBT Rights ProjectThe ACLU works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.Learn More
Highlights of Our Work
Sixty-three years after the Air Force forced her out in disgrace for being a lesbian, Helen Grace James, age 90, was finally awarded the honorable discharge she has long sought. Helen entered the military in 1952 as a radio operator on a base in Roslyn, N.Y., following in the footsteps of her father, an … Continue reading "Gender Equality and LGBT Rights"
At 90, Air Force veteran Helen James, finally gets her honorable discharge decades after the military expelled her for being a lesbianLearn More
Sixty-three years after the Air Force forced her out in disgrace for being a lesbian, Helen...
Elizabeth Kristen explains at Slate.com on how “men’s rights” groups are twisting anti-discrimination laws to harm womenLearn More
On Thursday, May 24, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted judgment in favor of gay and lesbian state workers who, together with their registered domestic partners, are excluded from equal access to California’s Long-Term Care Program. Judge Claudia Wilken issued the ruling in Dragovich v. CalPERS, a class action lawsuit … Continue reading "Gender Equality and LGBT Rights"
Federal Judge in Gay and Lesbian State Employee Case Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs and Issues an InjunctionLearn More
On Thursday, May 24, the US District Court for the Northern District of California granted judgment...
This week, LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney Elizabeth Kristen, together with Cacilia Kim, Senior Staff Attorney at the California Women’s Law Center (CWLC), represented a 20 year-old member of the U.S. Air Force who was sexually assaulted by a superior non commissioned officer while serving his country before the Air Force’s Formal Physical Evaluation Board.
LAS-ELC Represents Victim of Sexual Assault Forced Out of Military After Reporting AttackLearn More
This week, LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney Elizabeth Kristen, together with Cacilia Kim, Senior Staff...
Today, Protect Our Defenders (POD), the only national human rights organization solely dedicated to ending the epidemic of harassment and sexual assault in the U.S. military, announced the first two winners of the “2016 Protect Our Defenders Justice Award.” The inaugural annual award is being given to two attorneys from the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law … Continue reading "Gender Equality and LGBT Rights"
Protect Our Defenders announces the two winners of first annual award: Both LAS-ELC attorneysLearn More
Today, Protect Our Defenders (POD), the only national human rights organization solely dedicated to...
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Stateside LegalStateside Legal offers toolkits, forms and letters, and legal help for military members, veterans, and their familiLearn More