American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU-DE, the local affiliate of the national ACLU, was established in 1961. They are a first resort when the government threatens rights in Delaware and a last hope when people are deprived of our liberties. ACLU-DE has played an important role in Delaware history, especially in the arena of education:

Cornell Law School Advocacy for LGBT Communities Clinic

Provides free legal assistance to low-income LGBT people in Tompkins County and the surrounding area.


Lambda Legal

Lambda pursues litigation in all parts of the country in every area of the law that affects lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS, through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.


Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York (LeGal)

Walk in legal clinics and referral service to private practice attorneys. Sponsor of annual LGBT Law Conference and summer internship program. Publisher of Lesbian/Gay Law Notes.


Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.


NYS Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (SONDA)

The Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act, typically known by its acronym "SONDA," prohibits discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, credit, and the exercise of civil rights.

Last Updated: 12/2/16