Legal help

Scales of Justice

Several organizations provide LGBT+ individuals with pro bono legal representation, or other free or low-cost legal assistance and resources:

The American Civil Liberties Union

For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

The ACLU protects your freedom through a nationwide network of staffed offices in every state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. To request legal assistance or get involved, find your local ACLU affiliate.


Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.

GLAD Answers offers free and confidential information, assistance and referrals.

Call: 800-455-GLAD

Contact via email or live chat

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.

Legal Help Desk Online Form

  • Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, D.C.: Call 212-809-8585
  • Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin: Call 312-663-4413
  • Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas: Call 214-219-8585
  • Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia: Call 404-897-1880
  • Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming: Call 213-382-7600

National Center for Lesbian Rights

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977.

Helpline Web Form

Legal Help Line: 800-528-6257 or 415-392-6257