LGBTQ Legal Resources


Members of the LGBTQ community often face discrimination, harassment, or bullying by people who are intolerant of their lifestyle. This oppression can seem suffocating without the right resources. Without the appropriate legal resources, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals may not know where to turn. These legal resources will help members of the LGBT community come to realize that they are not alone, have allies outside their immediate community, and may have legal recourse when discrimination occurs.

National Center For Lesbian Rights

The National Center For Lesbian Rights advocates for the legal rights and civil liberties of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.

The National LGBT Bar Association

The National LGBT Bar Association is an association of lawyers and legal professionals that works to promote justice from within the legal profession for the LGBT community.


The ACLU has been defending LGBT rights since 1936 and brings more LGBT cases and advocacy initiatives than any other national organization.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International has been fighting against discrimination and for sexual and reproductive rights since 1961 is an invaluable resource.

The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York

The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York seeks to ensure full equality for members of the LGBT community while providing resources for LGBT youth, domestic violence, and AIDS/HIV.

LGBT Rights Toolkit

The Campaign for Southern Equality has launched the LGBT Rights Toolkit to help members of the LGBT in small towns and rural areas of the South.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center: LGBT

LGBT immigrants face unique challenges, which is why the Immigrant Legal Resource Center is committed to providing the right tools and legal resources to meet their needs.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

All your questions about aging, mental health, culturally competent care, and end of life decisions are answered at the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.

Stop Bullying

Openly LGBTQ youth tend to be bullied more frequently. Learn more about what you or your child can do to combat bullying at Stop Bullying.

The Center: Advancing LGBT Colorado

Since its founding in 1976, The Center has strived to ensure that every member of the LGBT community in Colorado has the resources they need to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.

Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal was founded in 1973 as a nonprofit organization to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of the LGBT community and those living with HIV.

GSA Network

GSA Network is a national youth leadership organization that strives to educate schools and communities, advocate for justice, and prevent harassment and violence.

The Center

Located in NYC, The Center offers the LGBT community wellness programs, arts, entertainment, cultural events, parenthood, family support services, and more.

LGBT Freedom and Asylum Network

Since 2012 LGBT-FAN has been dedicated to helping LGBT individuals seek asylum from persecution and discrimination in their home countries.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

This organization is a coalition of over 200 national organizations that have come together to promote and protect the civil rights of all US citizens.


GLBTQ Legal advocates & Defenders works on a local and national level to create a society free from discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity, HIV status, or sexual expression.

GSAFE – Know Your Rights

The first step to equality is to be familiar with your rights as a LGBTQ student or Gay/Straight Alliance; this concise PDF shows just that.

FBI – Law Enforcement & Transgender Communities

This article from 2015 explores in detail the challenges faced by the transgender community when it comes to law enforcement.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Frequently asked questions from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) prospective foster and adoptive parents.

Prisoners’ Rights Law Resources: LGBT Inmates

A gateway to information on prisoners’ rights, including federal, state, and international primary and secondary sources, in print and online, with a particular focus on special populations and topical issues.

Transgender Law Center

The Transgender Law Center has a future in mind where people are able to live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination. They aim to accomplish this through change in law and policy.


SacLEGAL is a is an affiliate of the Sacramento County Bar Association and aims to help individuals network, explore their legal rights, and to educate the LGBT community.


Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older adults.

Georgia Equality – Non-Discrimination Laws

Georgia Equality’s goal is to advance fairness, safety and opportunity in the LGBT community and to protect against discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Addressing Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment

This PDF details employment rights for the LGBT community in the Federal Government.


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