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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

Latest by Lambda Legal

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Lambda Legal and ARCW Resolve Discrimination Case on Behalf of HIV-Positive Woman Denied Surgery

Milwaukee, Wis. -- Today, Lambda Legal and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) announced that the discrimination lawsuit they brought on behalf of Melody Rose, a woman living with HIV who was denied gallbladder surgery, has been resolved.


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Lambda Legal Announces Scott Schoettes as New HIV Project Director

New York, N.Y. -- Today, Lambda Legal announced that Scott Schoettes, who has been with Lambda Legal as the HIV Project Staff Attorney since October 2007, has been hired as the new HIV Project Director.

"As an openly HIV-positive man, my work is str...

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Still No Explanation From California State Agency on Release of Confidential HIV Information: ACLU and Lambda Legal Prepare Further Action

Sacramento, Calif. -- The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has failed to provide a meaningful explanation for its illegal release of the names of some 5,000 HIV-positive Medi-Cal recipients to a third-party service provider, said ...

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Lambda Legal Applauds Michigan Court Ruling to Drop Bioterrorism Charge Based on Alleged HIV Status of Defendant

Detroit, Mich. -- Today, Lambda Legal applauds the Macomb County Circuit Court's decision late yesterday to drop the bioterrorism charge against a man based on his alleged HIV status.

"We are glad the Court ruled with science. Being HIV-positive doe...

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Lambda Legal Urges Swift Adoption of Proposed Rules Eliminating HIV Travel and Immigration Ban

New York, N.Y. -- After over twenty years of barring people living with HIV from traveling or immigrating to the United States, the federal government is one step closer to getting this baseless, discriminatory law off the books, according to comment...

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Lambda Legal Applauds Proposed Rules Eliminating HIV Travel Restrictions

New York -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced it will issue proposed new rules that would lift the HIV travel and immigration ban by removing HIV from the list...

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Lambda Legal and ARCW File Federal Lawsuit on Behalf of HIV-Positive Woman Denied Surgery by Healthcare Provider

Milwaukee, WI -- Lambda Legal and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) filed a federal lawsuit today in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin on behalf of Melody Rose, a 35-year-old Wisconsin woman who was denied surgery...

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15 Presidential Steps for HIV Rights

What can a new administration in Washington, D.C., mean for people living with HIV in the United States? Specifically, what can -- and should -- a new administration do on the critical civil rights issues facing people living with HIV? Plenty, actual...

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Lambda Legal Urges President to Eliminate U.S. Travel Restrictions for People Living With HIV

New York, N.Y. -- In a letter submitted today, Lambda Legal urges President Bush to end the ban on visitors and immigrants who are HIV positive by signing the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) reauthorization bill.

Lambda Legal's l...

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Lambda Legal Advises Social Security Administration on HIV Disability Benefits

New York, NY -- Lambda Legal has submitted formal comments to the Social Security Administration (SSA) outlining ways to improve its criteria for evaluating HIV disability so that they reflect the real difficulties faced by people living with the dis...