Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and people with HIV or AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

AIDS Project

Lambda Legal's AIDS project is a unique voice in the AIDS and health care advocacy communities. Lambda Legal staff attorneys are heard equally in courtrooms, in congressional offices, and at the tables -- large and small -- where health care needs are identified and policy is negotiated. Lambda Legal remains the leader in combatting discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS and continues to advocate for universal coverage and a system of care that takes into account the special health needs of all people with HIV/AIDS.

How to Reach Lambda Legal


National Headquarters
120 Wall Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10005
phone: 212-809-8585
fax: 212-809-0055

Midwest Regional Office
11 East Adams, Suite 1008
Chicago, IL 60603
phone: 312-663-4413
fax: 312-663-4307

Southern Regional Office
730 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1070
Atlanta, GA 30308
phone: 404-897-1880
fax: 404-897-1884

Western Regional Office
6030 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90036-3617
phone: 213-937-2728
fax: 213-937-0601

South Central Regional Office
3500 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75219-6722
phone: 214-219-8585
fax: 214-219-4455

Categories Covered:Legal Issues, HIV Stigma and Discrimination, HIV-Related Policy Issues, HIV Prevention and Transmission, HIV, Discrimination, and Law, HIV Policy and Advocacy, Disclosing Your HIV Status, PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), HIV in the Trump Era, Financial Issues, Living Well With HIV, HIV Case Management and Social Work, Adverse Events, Comorbidities, and HIV, HIV Advocacy and Activism, Meeting the Costs of HIV Care, Other Populations, Mental Health

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Responding to a rising tide of legislative and administrative attempts to further marginalize transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex people, 56 major companies issued a business statement in support of transgender equality.

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Trump Administration Effort to Erase Transgender Americans Will Not Stand

Transgender Americans have received confirmation of what they had long suspected -- namely, the Trump-Pence administration is literally trying to write them out of the law by defining them out of existence.

By Diana Flynn for Lambda Legal

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A Virginia federal court ruled a case challenging the military's discriminatory policies governing the enlistment, deployment, and promotion of service members living with HIV will continue by denying the government's motion to dismiss.

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In a new lawsuit, a sergeant in the D.C. Army National Guard claims he was denied the opportunity to serve as an officer and faces possible discharge from the United States armed services because he is living with HIV.

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California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law landmark legislation to reform outdated laws that unfairly criminalized and stigmatized people living with HIV.

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Still Protesting: Honoring Larry Kramer's Legacy

As Lamda Legal honors fierce HIV advocate Larry Kramer, Scott Schoettes asks, "If now is not the time to be angry, and to let that anger propel us into action, when is?"

By Scott Schoettes for Lambda Legal

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A federal judge has approved a settlement for Michael Janssen, a certified nursing assistant fired in 2013 by a Texas health center after he disclosed he was living with HIV.

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"Congressman Price is a dangerous choice," Rachel B. Tiven writes. "He is unfit to serve as the guardian of our nation's health."

By Rachel B. Tiven for Lambda Legal