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LGBT at UC Davis

Lambda Law Students Association Outlines
This is the King Hall Lambda LSA outline bank at Westlaw. There are outlines here that are not on the LSA website. You must to be a member of Lambda to view. Contact Caitlin Barth (cmbarth@ucdavis.edu) or Patricija Petrac (ppetrac@ucdavis.edu) to be added.
UC Davis LGBT Resource Center
The purpose of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC) is to provide an open, safe, inclusive space and community that is committed to challenging homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism.
LGBT Organizations on the UC Davis Campus
This is a list of all the LGBT groups affiliated with the UC Davis campus.

Local LGBT Professional Organizations

Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) is the nation’s oldest and largest bar association of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered persons in the field of law. Founded in 1980, BALIF represents its members’ interests in the wider San Francisco Bay Area. BALIF members and supporters include San Francisco Bay Area judges, lawyers, law students and legal workers.
Sacramento Lawyers for the Equality of Gays and Lesbians
SacLEGAL is a professional association of attorneys, legal professionals, and legislative advocates, affiliated with the Sacramento County Bar Association. Our mission is to promote equality for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally (LGBTQQIA) community. We will accomplish our mission through strong leadership, legislative advocacy, education, and participation in civic and social activities within the legal community and community at large.

Local LGBT Organizations

California Alliance for Pride and Equality
The California Alliance for Pride and Equality is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots-based, statewide advocacy organization representing the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

National LGBT Legal Organizations

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
Lambda Legal Education and Defense Fund
Lambda Legal is 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.
LGBT Project of the American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU LGBT Project fights discrimination and moves public opinion through the courts, legislatures and public education across five issue areas: Relationships, Youth & Schools, Parenting, Gender Identity and Expression and Discrimination in Employment, Housing and other areas.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights
The National Center for Lesbian Rights is 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 Gay and Lesbian Task Force
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all.
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
A Mission. To bring Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to an end, either legislatively or judicially. Once that has happened, SLDN will remain dedicated to dismantling this oppressive and discriminatory regime within the military and assisting service members who are harmed by it during the transition. SLDN will work to ensure that evenhanded policies and regulations, providing equal treatment and opportunity for all, regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or militarily appropriate gender expression, are established and effectively implemented in the armed forces, including active duty, National Guard, reserve and officer training programs.
Transgender Law Center
The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. Every day we connect transgender people and their families to technically sound and culturally competent legal services, increase acceptance and enforcement of laws and policies that support California's transgender communities, and work to change laws and systems that fail to incorporate the needs and experiences of transgender people. TLC utilizes direct legal services, public policy advocacy, and educational opportunities to advance the rights and safety of diverse transgender communities. TLC uses the term "transgender" to represent all of the innumerable genders and forms of gender expression that fall within and outside of stereotypical gender norms. TLC also understands, acknowledges, and resists non-gender based oppressions which limit people's ability to live in peace.

LGBT Organizations in Other Areas

Urban Justice Center
The Urban Justice Center serves New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing.

LGBT Law Student Associations

Boalt Hall Queer Caucus
We are a student organization at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). The Queer Caucus is comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender variant, and queer law students and our friends, families, and allies. We strive to provide social opportunities and support for our members, to develop an academic environment that supports queer scholarship, and to organize events relating to political, social, and legal issues affecting the queer and transgender communities.
Harvard Lambda
Harvard Lambda is a social and political student organization dedicated to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community at Harvard Law School. We play an active role in the national debate on LGBT civil rights by organizing and sponsoring conferences, networking with national LGBT rights leaders, working with the LGBT law clinic on campus, and providing research assistance for LGBT rights organizations involved in high-profile litigation.
New York University OUTlaw
OUTLaw is an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer law students, as well as their supporters and friends. Our mission is political, social, educational, and familial. Our membership is diverse. OUTLaw actively promotes queer visibility on campus and works to keep LGBT issues in the public consciousness at NYU School of Law and at large. Throughout the year, OUTLaw sponsors activities, panels, social events, service projects, and political actions that bring members of our community together and provide a lasting network of support for queer students and graduates of the law school.
Yale OUTlaw
OutLaws is an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the Law School community. Our goal is to educate the Yale Law School community and beyond about legal issues affecting LGBT persons.

Other Resources

Journal of Sexual Orientation Law
The National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law, the first on-line law journal in the country and the second devoted exclusively to legal issues affecting lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. The Journal's primary purpose is to disseminate information and ideas about law and sexual orientation in an efficient and timely manner, but without duplicating the recent inclusion of articles on sexual orientation in traditional law reviews.
Lavender Law Conference
Each year, the National LGBT Bar Association hosts the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair to bring together the best and brightest legal minds in the LGBT community.  The three-day conference draws over 1,200 attendees and features over 35 workshops and panel discussions.  The career fair, held on the first day of the conference, draws over 500 students and features over 130 recruiters.
Queer Resources Directory
The QRD (short for Queer Resources Directory) is an electronic library with news clippings, political contact information, newsletters, essays, images, hyperlinks, and every other kind of information resource of interest to the GLBO community. Information is stored for the use of casual network users and serious researchers alike.