Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund (Lambda Legal) is one of the oldest and largest legal organizations in the LGBTQ civil rights movement. It engages in impact litigation to expand the rights of LGBTQ and HIV positive individuals and employs targeted educational initiatives and public policy reforms to complement and magnify its work in the courtroom. This grant provides renewal project support for the Fair Courts Project (the Project), a public education and non-litigation advocacy effort that provides a much-needed LGBTQ voice and presence in advocacy for fair and impartial courts. In the seven years since its creation, the Project has engaged in nationwide outreach to the LGBTQ community, the Latino community, and other concerned citizens to encourage them to defend courts under attack. The grant advances TIF’s strategic goal of ensuring fair, impartial, and diverse courts by supporting core judicial independence organizations collaborating in the Justice at Stake campaign.
This grant was co-funded with the Transparency and Integrity Fund for a total grant of $160,000.