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Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

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  • AIDS/HIV+ Legal Resources for Gay and Lesbian Community

    List of Cases and other legal information related to HIV and AIDS Content Detail

    By:
    American Bar
  • Anti-discrimination Law Map (relating to Gay and Lesbian Community)

    This page contains a map of the states which have laws that prohibit discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation. Content Detail

    By:
    LAMBDA Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • Civil Rights and HIV / AIDS

    Ever since the emergence of AIDS in the early 1980s, our nation has been struggling to cope with this terrible disease. But the widespread fear stirred by the AIDS crisis has made the careful development of public policy difficult. There have been unwise calls for the curtailment of individual rights and liberties, and people with AIDS have often faced irrational discrimination -- job firings, exclusions from school, and denials of access to health care. Content Detail

    By:
    American Civil Liberties Union
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Information

    Equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws prohibit specific types of job discrimination in certain workplaces. This web site contains information about (1) federal laws relating to: Age Discrimination, Disability, Ethnic/National Origin, Color, Race, Religion, and Sex; (2) Federal Financial Assistance Programs, (3) Veterans, and (4) Immigration. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Fighting Back: Stop Arrests, Police Abuse in the Lesbian and Gay Community

    Rest Stop Arrests and Police Abuse in the Lesbian and Gay Community Content Detail

    By:
    LAMBDA Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • History of Anti-Gay Initiatives

    This web site provides background and history on anti-gay initiatives and legislation. Content Detail

    By:
    Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Housing for LGBT People

    When lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples set out to buy or rent a home, they may confront several forms of discrimination that married heterosexual couples do not face. LGBT couples can face discrimination in access to housing, and there is no federal law against it. Content Detail

    By:
    Human Rights Campaign
  • LGBT Youth & Schools Resources and Links

    A list of resources from ACLU with information about school issues for LGBT youth. Learn more about your rights and what you can do to make your school a safer, more welcoming place. Content Detail

    By:
    American Civil Liberties Union
  • Overview of Some Issues Facing Transgender Older Adults

    This fact sheet offers an overview of some of the issues facing transgender older adults and answers some common questions. Content Detail

    By:
    Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders
  • Stopping the Anti-Gay Abuse of Students in Public Schools

    Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund provides this booklet to help the many students who are enduring the pain of anti-gay hatred and violence in public schools. It suggests steps for students, parents, family members, educators, and concerned citizens to join others who have begun to fight back against the hatred that causes young lesbians and gay men to attempt suicide at an alarming rate. Lambda has compiled this manual as an important extension to our victory in the first lawsuit to challenge anti-gay abuse in schools. Content Detail

    By:
    LAMBDA Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • Take Action Against Employment Discrimination

    You can help make lesbian and gay workers safe from discrimination on the job. Statewide protections against workplace discrimination exist in only 14 states; in the rest of the country, employees fired simply for being gay have no legal recourse unless they work in a locality with its own anti-discrimination ordinance. Content Detail

    By:
    The White House
  • Youth in the Margins

    A Report on the Unmet Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescents in Foster Care Including a Survey of Fourteen States and Proposals for Reform Content Detail

    By:
    LAMBDA Legal Defense & Education Fund