Law and Activism

HRC Federal Laws and Domestic Partnerships
The Human Rights Campaign has been one of the most outspoken supporters of marriage equality and non-discrimination ordinances over the past several years. Here is the HRC's information on Federal laws affecting domestic partnerships. 

The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is a diverse, non-partisan group committed to ending the AIDS crisis through direct action.

Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a global movement demanding human rights for all people, no matter whom they are or where they.

United Nations Free & Equal
UN Free & Equal is the UN's organization for promoting equality of the LGBTQ community across the globe.

Immigration Equality
Immigration Equality is the nations leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization.

Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

National LGBTQ Task Force
The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people.

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center creates a vibrant community for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community in the Lehigh Valley through life-enriching LGBT arts & culture programs, leading-edge LGBT health programs, daily LGBT youth programs, critical supportive services, and an informative Training Institute. 

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race. SRLP provides legal representation for low-income transgender people and transgender people of color. To see information on their legal services, click here.

True Colors Fund

The True Colors Fund works to end homelessness among the LGBTQ community. If you or a friend needs assistance, please click here.

Victory Fund
The Victory Fund works to change the face of American politics by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ officials at all levels of government.

After DOMA
Here is information from ACLU about what happens after DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act).

Here is some information from the HRC involving HIPAA laws and the LGBTQ community.

FMLA: Family and Medical Leave Act
Here is some general information on FMLA from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley
The Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley provides free and confidential services to the people of Lehigh and Northampton counties whose lives have been directly affected by crime. They have a 24-hour hotline: 610-437-6611.

Click below for a list of LGBTQ+ activist groups in PA