Law & Finance

Skirting the Issues: Gavin Grimm

At this year’s Grammy Awards, transgender icon Laverne Cox interrupted her music star introduction to highlight the case of Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old Virginia high school student who’s become the poster child for transgender rights […]

Interview with Roxanne Anderson, Honored Trans and Racial Justice Activist on Trump, Bathroom Policy, and the Lavender Community

You know Roxanne Anderson as last year’s Grand Marshal for Twin Cities Pride. That honor signified a culmination of an activist life for queer and racial justice. Known for steering work groups on trans inclusion […]

Loving and ‘Loving’ in Splendor

“Love is a many-splendored thing,” runs the song lyrics, and often more splendored than people care to embrace. In fact, over decades, marriages between certain consenting adults have been banned, despite the song’s declaration that […]

Ask Lambda Legal – Avoiding a Name Change Nightmare

By Beth Littrell, Senior Attorney Q. I am a transgender woman who would like to legally change my name. I live in Savannah, GA and this issue has been a big deal lately after your client, […]

The Ugly Truth: The Sexual Exploitation of Our Youth

“My first time on the streets, I was approached at a bus stop. The pimp was nice, buying me things and letting me stay with him. He had a lot of girls coming and going. […]

Ask Lambda Legal, May 2016 – My Child Just Came Out To Me, Now What?

By Currey Cook, Lambda Legal Sr. Attorney and Youth in Out of Home Care Project Director My daughter recently came out as lesbian, and while I was shocked at first, I want to be there […]

Playing for The Other Team: Dear Abby

Dear Abby, Why didn’t you take an Uber? Sincerely, Disappointed Fans Everywhere Another week, another celebrity athlete DUI. Another red-eyed mugshot. Another fallen idol. Only this time it was one of our own. One of […]

Skirting the Issues: Empowerment

Empowerment. In the nonprofit world in which I work, “empowerment” is a truly positive word, maybe even a celebratory one, which means giving humans the confidence to advocate for themselves. You know, we nonprofit do-gooders […]

A Word In Edgewise: Seeing a Man (Lady) About a Horse

I’ve only twice caused a commotion in a bathroom, well, once in a bathroom, another time stopped by a policeman at the door. Both times I was at the bathroom North Carolina would have deemed […]

Ask Lambda Legal – Day of Silence 2016

          By Christopher Clark, Lambda Legal LGBTQ Youth & Schools Program Strategist Q: I’m a queer/LGBTQ student, and I’ve been out at school for a little while. My school’s Gay-Straight Alliance […]

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