LGBT advocacy group to launch new Washington office

LGBT advocacy group to launch new Washington office


Lambda Legal, an LGBT legal advocacy group, will open a Washington, D.C., office to intensify its work against the Trump administration and increase fundraising, Politico reports. 

Our Stories, Ourselves: Overcoming Stigma to Build Authentic Workplaces With NYU Law Professor Kenji Yoshino

Our Stories, Ourselves: Overcoming Stigma to Build Authentic Workplaces With NYU Law Professor Kenji Yoshino


Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law, discusses the concept of covering in the workplace and his own experiences with having to downplay his identity. Kenji discusses the legal implications of covering, as well as the value to organizations of creating a culture where people can bring their full selves to work. He also shares how he is bringing in experts in theatre and improvisation to assist in teaching the concepts of diversity, inclusion and belonging to legal students.

Gay couple claims Southwest Airlines discriminated against them

Gay couple claims Southwest Airlines discriminated against them


A gay couple traveling on Southwest Airlines over the weekend said they were discriminated against after they were denied the family pre-boarding option by a Southwest employee at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, WGRZ-TV reported.

Q&A with McDermott Will & Emery's Lisa Linsky: Working for LGBT Equality, Within the Firm and Outside

Q&A with McDermott Will & Emery's Lisa Linsky: Working for LGBT Equality, Within the Firm and Outside


In 2006, Lisa Linsky, a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, created the firm's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Federal fair housing law protects LGBT couples, court rules for first time

Federal fair housing law protects LGBT couples, court rules for first time


A U.S. District Court in Colorado said discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity was a form of sexual stereotyping barred by the law.

LGBT employees protected from workplace discrimination, appeals court rules

LGBT employees protected from workplace discrimination, appeals court rules


The Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination against LGBT employees, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

National LGBT Bar Association President Says Group Has 'a Lot of Work to Do'

National LGBT Bar Association President Says Group Has 'a Lot of Work to Do'


Akerman associate Dale Noll assumed the helm as president of the National LGBT Bar Association this month.

LGBT community worries about hate crime prosecutions

LGBT community worries about hate crime prosecutions


In the waning days of President Barack Obama’s administration, supporters of LGBT rights hailed the first federal hate crime conviction for the killing of a transgender woman in Mississippi. With President Donald Trump now in office, they worry about the future of such prosecutions.

Alan Turing Law Grants Posthumous Pardons to Gay Men in Britain

Alan Turing Law Grants Posthumous Pardons to Gay Men in Britain


The policy is named after the World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, who was chemically castrated after being convicted of gross indecency for having sex with a man.

How One Firm Is Confronting Its LGBT Diversity Deficit

How One Firm Is Confronting Its LGBT Diversity Deficit


Even before scoring behind its peers on a survey of LGBT inclusion this week, leaders at Steptoe & Johnson LLP thought the firm's community of gay, lesbian