Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal

7 Episodes

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

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Lambda Legal
  • "Flying Solo"

    Episode 1

    Lambda Legal | A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination

    At 92, Robina Asti, a WWII veteran and pilot, tells her story of living as a transgender woman since 1976 and her fight to be treated like any other widow.

  • "I’m Here"

    Episode 2

    Lambda Legal | Speaking Out Against Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare

    "Because I am black, because I am a woman, and because I am HIV-positive, I was treated as less than a person." Lambda Legal filed a federal case on behalf of Yvette Brown, who faced discrimination at the dentist due t...

  • "Marsha's Story | Hostile Homes and LGBT Seniors"

    Episode 3

    Lambda Legal | Marsha’s Story

    Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit against a senior housing facility in Illinois for failing to protect our client, Marsha Wetzel (a resident of the facility), from the harassment, discrimination and violence that she has endured at the hands of other residents ...

  • "I Believe in Me"

    Episode 4

    Lambda Legal | Fighting for Trans Rights in Prison

    On the day of her release from state custody, Donisha McShan tells her story of finding her voice and standing up for her right to be treated as a woman.

    Music: "I Believe in Me" and "Alive," by Donisha McShan

  • "Just Another Girl"

    Episode 5

    Lambda Legal | Trans Students Fight for the Right to Use the Bathroom

    For years, students like Juliet and Elissa in Pittsburgh’s Pine Richland School District used locker rooms and restrooms that matched their gender

    identity. Last month, the school board voted to implement a new policy th...

  • "Lives at Stake"

    Episode 6

    Lambda Legal | Saving Healthcare for People Living with HIV in Louisiana

    When three major health insurance companies announced they would no longer provide coverage for lower-income people living with HIV in Louisiana, John East and Lambda Legal fought back - and won.

  • "This Could Change Everything"

    Episode 7

    Lambda Legal | Taking LGBT Workplace Discrimination to Federal Court

    Jameka Evans and Kim Hively were each fired from their jobs because they are lesbians. Lambda Legal represents them in seeking the first ever ruling from a federal appellate court that sexual orientation discrimination is pro...