Avoiding a Name-Change Nightmare

July 27, 2016

I am a transgender woman who would like to legally change my name. I live in Savannah, Georgia, and this issue has been a big deal lately after your client, Rowan Feldhaus, was denied a […]

Ask Lambda Legal – What's Next for the LGBT Rights Movement?

January 17, 2016

I am a gay man who recently came out and am interested in volunteering in the movement. Lambda Legal has done a lot of work for LGBT people, including the fight for marriage equality. I know marriage was important, but not the whole battle, and wonder: What’s next for the LGBT movement? […]

Ask Lambda Legal: What Does ‘Intersex’ Mean?

December 2, 2015

Intersex is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of natural bodily variations. Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that do not fit typical binary notions of bodies designated “male” or “female.” In some cases, intersex traits are visible at birth, and in others, they are not apparent until puberty. Some intersex variations may not be visibly apparent at all. […]

Ask Lambda Legal – Back to School: Which Bathroom?

October 1, 2015

I am a transgender boy, beginning my junior year at a new high school. I am not only anxious about starting classes and meeting new people, but also because I have heard that the school will not let me use the men’s bathroom or locker room. […]

Ask Lambda Legal – How Would the Equality Act Work?

September 3, 2015

Since the bill known as the Equality Act was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate in July, questions have arisen about how it is designed to protect LGBT people and its potential impact on employers, businesses and religious entities. […]

Ask Lambda Legal – Marriage Equality

August 3, 2015

Since the Supreme Court’s recent historic decision to grant same-sex couples throughout the United States the freedom to marry and the right to recognition of their marriages in Obergefell v. Hodges, many questions have surfaced about just how the ruling will affect same-sex couples and families. […]

Ask Lambda Legal – The Law Protects Pride Parades

July 7, 2015

Some friends and I are really interested in having a gay pride parade in our city this summer. We went to local officials to get a permit for the event, but we were told that the city would not let us hold the parade or display our banners and flags (as they do for other parades) because the event might “offend” some members of the community. Is there anything we can do? […]

Ask Lambda Legal – Stop Prison Rape

June 13, 2015

My friend is a transgender woman in a men’s prison. Last year she was raped, and I’m afraid it will happen again. Why can’t she be moved to a women’s prison? […]

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