LEGAL ISSUES
 
LAMBDA GLBT Community Services does not offer direct legal assistance. If you need legal advice or help, we strongly recommend that you contact an attorney friendly to GLBT issues in your area.  For general referrals to attorneys, doctors, counselors, or other professionals in your area, you may want to contact the Gay and Lesbian National Hotline at 888-THE-GLNH (888-843-4564) or online at http://www.glnh.org.

This is a list of resources that you may find helpful. Though we have made every effort to find useful resources, because these are not our sites, we have no control over their content and cannot guarantee their appropriateness or validity. If you find that any of these links to be broken or unsuitable in any way, please let us know right away.

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GLBT Civil Rights

GLBT or AIDS/HIV Discrimination

Employment discrimination & GLBT workplace issues

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  202-663-4814 (Hotline) or 800-669-4000
  • Human Rights Campaign's WorkNet http://www.hrc.org/worknet/nd/index.asp
  • ACLU Gay Rights Area  http://www.aclu.org/issues/gay/hmgl.html
  • Workplace Equal Rights Information  http://www.hrcusa.org/issues/workplac/index.html
  • People for the American Way  http://www.pfaw.org/equalrt.htm#gaylesrts
  • Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund  http://www.lambdalegal.org
  • Human Rights Campaign  http://www.HRC.org

Adoption and child custody
If you are involved in an adoption/child custody, we urge you to seek personal legal help immediately.

  • National Center for Lesbian Rights, Adoption & Foster Parenting Program  870 Market St., Ste 570, San Francisco, CA 94102-3012; 415-392-6257  http://www.nclrights.org/havekids.htm
  • Families Like Mine  http://www.familieslikemine.com
  • The Gay Parent Magazine  http://www.gayparentmag.com
  • Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)  http://www.pflag.org
  • Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples  http://www.buddybuddy.com/toc.html
  • This site contains essays, surveys, legal articles and resources on legal marriage, ceremonies, domestic partner benefits, relationship tips, parenting, and immigration.
  • Alternative Family Matters  http://www.alternativefamilies.org
  • Lesbian Mothers Support Society http://www.lesbian.org/lesbian-moms
  • COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere)  http://www.colage.org
  • Gay Parent Magazine Online  http://www.gayparentmag.com
  • Proud Parenting  http://www.proudparenting.com
  • 2moms2dads.com  http://www.2moms2dads.com
  • FamilyNation  http://www.familynation.net
  • Gay Fathers Support Network  http://www.gayfathers.org
  • Lesbian.com  http://www.Lesbian.com
  • Parent’s Ear  http://rampages.onramp.net/~grennie/parentin.htm
  • We 2 Have Parenting Rights  http://www.we2haveparentalrights.com
  • We Are Family  http://www.waf.org
  • Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)  294 Washington St, Ste 740, Boston MA 72108; 617-426-1350  http://www.glad.org
  • Family Pride Coalition  http://www.familypride.org  PO Box 34337, San Diego CA 92163; 619-296-0199
  • Center Kids Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center  208 West 13th St., New York, NY 10011; 212-620-7310 voicemail
  • Custody Action for Lesbian Mothers (CALM)  Box 281, Narberth, PA 19072; 215-667-7508
  • Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund (LLDEF)  120 Wall St, Ste 1500, New York, NY 10005; 212-809-8585  http://www.lambdalegal.org
  • Human Rights Campaign  919 18th St NW, Ste 800, Washington DC 20006; 202-628-4160  http://www.hrc.org
  • HRC Family Net Attorney Page  http://www.hrc.org/familynet/attorneys.asp?chapter=68
  • Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)  3543 18th St #17, San Francisco CA 94110; 415-861-KIDS voice  http://www.colage.org

Immigration/asylum

  • National Center for Lesbian Rights Immigration/Asylum Project at http://www.nclrights.org/
  • Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force at http://www.lgirtf.org.

Members of the US military needing legal assistance regarding the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy

  • Servicemembers Legal Defense Network at http://www.sldn.org or 202-328-3244

Hate violence, bias crime reporting, and resources

  • Anti-Defamation League  http://www.adl.org
  • HATE-CRIME NETWORK  http://www.HateCrimeNet.org
  • Southern Poverty Law Center http://www.tolerance.org

Hate crimes information

 
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