The Lavender Rights Project is dedicated to serving the specific needs of the trans, gender non-conforming, queer, and LGB identified communities.
We are grounded in aspiring to dignity for all and an anti-discrimination framework. We conduct our work utilizing the principles of intersectionality and with a particular focus on providing access to our services and the legal system to those who are facing multiple barriers to access due to race, ethnicity, class background, ability, immigration status, engagement in sex work or other underground economies, HIV status, homelessness as well as holding a trans, queer, gender non-conforming and/or LGBT identity.
Our aim is to provide excellent legal representation, policy advocacy, and community education, as well as support and information such that individuals can represent themselves in legal processes.
Lavender Rights Project specializes in direct legal services to members of the trans and queer community, including anti-discrimination, wills and estate management, family law, dependency, and all trans / transition-related legal matters.
This work is too big to do alone; therefore, the Lavender Rights Project has made coalition-building a central part of our efforts as we actively collaborate with referral / resource partners, community coalition partners, and collaborative program partners in order to effectively serve the intersectional realities of our clients.
Due to the recognized need for trans- and queer-competent mediators, the Lavender Rights Project's services have expanded to include mediation for a variety of conflicts, such as employment law, family law, and public accommodations discrimination.
Know Your Rights Clinics
By providing programming and educational opportunities, the Lavender Rights Project aims to create trans and queer community resiliency through increasing community knowledge, skills, access to, and resources about legal rights.