Search the list of National LGBT and Aging Resources for organizations that provide resources and tools to assist older adults, families and caregivers in a number of areas such as aging services, benefits, legal issues, health care, senior centers, LGBT community centers, housing services, and much more.
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Legal Support Resources
ACLU's LGBT Project
Fights discrimination and moves public opinion through the courts, legislatures and public education in the areas of relationships, youth and schools, parenting, gender identity and expression, employment, housing and more.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy
The Center for HIV Law and Policy is a national legal and policy resource and strategy center for people with HIV and their advocates. CHLP works to reduce the impact of HIV on vulnerable and marginalized communities and to secure the human rights of people affected by HIV.
A for-profit site that helps users find attorneys in their city, county, state or metropolitan area.
Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders
New England's leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.
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.
Lambda Legal: In Your State
A list of each state's policies and laws on three LGBT areas: relationship recognition; employment protections; and parenting laws.
Lambda Legal: Nationwide Same-Sex Relationship Statuses
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights LGBT people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. This link provides a list of legal relationship recognition statuses across the country.
Lambda Legal Regions
Contact information for Lambda Legal's five regional offices. Staff answers questions from those who are seeking legal information and assistance with discrimination related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and HIV status.
Helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, and answers to questions about their legal rights.
A for-profit resource for LGBT people that provides online legal document preparation and access to lawyers.
Legal Services Corporation: Map of Legal Service Providers
LSC is the single largest provider of civil legal aid for the poor in the nation. LSC promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans.
National Center on Law and Elder Rights
NCLER provides free case consultation assistance for attorneys and professionals seeking more information to help older adults. Topics can include: Advance Planning, Elder Abuse, Guardianship, Health/LTSS, Economic Security, Supported Decision-Making, Consumer Protection, and Housing. Please contact NCLER@acl.hhs.gov for assistance.
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
A national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR): Legal Information Helpline
Provides basic information about laws that affect LGBT people, including family law, and about resources available for people who are facing discrimination or other civil rights issues. Hotline does not provide legal advice or legal representation.
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
The National Legal Resource Center
The National Legal Resource Center providing legal support to the aging advocacy network.
The National Legal Resource Center: Links to Service Providers
The National Legal Resource Center's map with links to every state's legal service corporations, legal hotlines, and Pension Rights offices.
The National LGBT Bar Association: LGBT-owned firms and law partners
The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliates of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender legal organizations. This link provides a list of LGBT-owned firms and LGBT law partners.
The National LGBT Bar Association: Local Chapters
The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliates of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender legal organizations. This link provides a list to all local LGBT bar chapters.
National Senior Citizen's Law Center
The National Senior Citizens Law Center is a non-profit organization whose principal mission is to protect the rights of low-income older adults.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.
Transgender Law Center
Connects transgender people and their families to technically sound and culturally competent legal services, increases acceptance and enforcement of laws and policies that support California's transgender communities, and works to change laws and systems that fail to incorporate the needs and experiences of transgender people.
Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
Works to end discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieve equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing and public policy efforts.
U.S. Living Will Registry
A for-profit website that allows you to store your living will and health care proxy so that health care providers can access it if you become incapacitated.