LGBTQ Law UNIT
Fighting for the rights of LGBTQ communities.
We envision a world where all people, regardless of sexual or gender identity, have access to legal protections under the law, dignified work, adequate housing and health care, the right to create families, and the ability to live fulfilling lives. Toward that end, we provide legal services to LGBTQ communities to meet the unique legal needs of queer individuals.
LGBTQ+ clients worked with NYLAG on legal issues ranging from name changes to estate planning last year
Our attorneys fight for LGBTQ rights. We offer the following legal services:
- Working with LGBTQ clients on immigration cases
- Fighting employment and housing discrimination
- Helping with name and gender marker changes
- Assisting with adoptions, uncontested divorces, orders of protection, and custody
- Advocating for LGBTQ students
- Ensuring that LGBTQ seniors control their future with advance directives
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The Latest on LGBTQ Law
NYLAG is proud to highlight the socially conscious law firm, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP for their continuous support of NYLAG’s LGBTQ+ Law Project. With support from Orrick and their commitment to racial, economic, and social justice, we were able to provide 534 New Yorkers with free civil legal services on 715 cases in the last year.
The LGBTQ+ community has had to fight for generations for the rights they have now. To respond to ongoing discrimination and a scary string of setbacks across the country that threaten the very identities, safety, and health of LGBTQ+ people, we are all needed.
NYLAG co-drafted, along with several LGBTQ+ advocates, the Gender Recognition Act. The act makes it easier for LGBTQ+ people to update and obtain government-issued IDs that accurately reflect their gender identity.