LGBTQ Legal Resource Center

LGBTQ families face unique challenges in matters such as parenting, marriage, and divorce/separation.

Federal, state, and local laws vary widely in their protections (or lack thereof) for LGBTQ employees.

Many legal issues disproportionately affect LGBTQ youth, including bullying, school speech, and homelessness.

Transgender individuals can face legal challenges in addition to those faced by LGB individuals, including name changes, healthcare issues, and parenting.

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  • Criminal Justice
    LGBTQ individuals may enter the criminal justice system as victims (e.g., hate crimes or intimate partner violence) or as perpetrators. LGBTQ inmates are entitled to the same rights of safety and access to healthcare as other inmates.
  • Military Service
    Despite the repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, LGBTQ service members face unique challenges both during and after their military service.
  • Healthcare Rights
    Access to quality healthcare is a universal issue, but LGBTQ individuals may have greater difficulty with coverage, access, and communication with providers.
  • HIV and the Law
    Individuals living with HIV are entitled to certain protections under various federal, state, and local privacy and anti-discrimination laws.
  • Immigration
    LGBTQ individuals seeking asylum in the United States, as well as LGBTQ immigrants already here, enjoy certain rights and protections under US immigration law, but there are some limitations as well.
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