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Lambda Legal: Historic LGBTQ+ Legal Organization Celebrates 50 Years During Pride Month

Lambda Legal is proud to celebrate Pride Month this June by participating in events across the county, celebrating the diversity and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community and everyone living with HIV, and reaffirming our unwavering dedication to advancing legal rights as we have done for the past 50 years nationwide.

“Pride Month is a reminder of our unprecedented past, unwavering present and unstoppable future,” said Kevin Jennings, CEO of Lambda Legal. “We look forward to celebrating our ongoing movement for justice and equality with events across the county in June that will bring together and activate our allies and supporters from coast to coast. Now more than ever, the LGBTQ+ community must stand up and fight for our rights. Lambda Legal has been there since 1973 and stands strong now to speak out against discrimination and to advocate fiercely for our entire LGBTQ+ community and everyone living with HIV. Please join us as we look to the next 50 years of our movement for justice and equality.”

Lambda Legal will participate in local pride events to inform, motivate, and inspire through:

  • Discussion and information sharing of Lambda Legal’s ongoing case work in each city and state where it will have a presence at Pride to combat the cruel, sustained, despicable and ignorant attacks on the LGBTQ+ community and especially transgender, nonbinary, and intersex people;

  • Sponsorship and support of Pride marches and festivals via booth sponsorship with a selfie station for social media engagement at certain locations;

  • Community and social media engagement through the hashtag: #UnstoppablePride; and,

  • Representation via our partnership with out NASCAR Driver Zach Herrin, whose sport itself represents our unstoppable community, including a Lambda Legal parade contingent with Herrin’s actual race car in certain locations.

As we honor the legacy of the Stonewall uprising of 1969 and the ongoing struggle for LGBTQ+ rights since our founding 50 years ago in 1973, we are reminded of the power of community and the importance of coming together to fight for justice and equality. Throughout Pride Month, Lambda Legal will partner with allies and community organizations in various cities across the country to celebrate and uplift the LGBTQ+ community by participating in parades and events, holding educational forums, and amplifying the voices of our LGBTQ+ community and of everyone living with HIV.

“We encourage our community of supporters from all over the country to join us to celebrate our half century of legal victories that have driven profound social progress,” said Jennifer Pizer, Chief Legal Officer of Lambda Legal. “Pride Month is an excellent time for us all to come together and find new courage, joy, and dedication to our entire LGBTQ+ community. Appreciating how far we’ve come proves yet again that truth persuades, that love rules, and that freedom, justice, and respect are the birthright of each and every one of us.”

For more information about Lambda Legal and the upcoming events in your city, please visit their website here.

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Lambda Legal's 50th anniversary, as highlighted on Pride Journeys, marks a significant milestone in the continuous fight for LGBTQ rights and justice. Over the decades, this pioneering organization has relentlessly worked to strike down discriminatory barriers, providing a voice to the LGBTQ community in the legal realm. Their tenacity has led to landmark victories, setting important precedents and shaping a more inclusive legal landscape. Their legacy underscores the importance of legal advocacy in advancing social change. As we celebrate this monumental anniversary, it’s also fitting to acknowledge professionals, like Paul Mankin, who provide legal support to marginalized groups and ensure justice is not just a concept, but a lived reality for all. Here's to many more years of progress and…

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