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September 20th, 2007

Lambda Legal Dinner

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Work wise today falls into the so what category – I talked with some people have some potential business coming so we shall see. The night was totally different – Joe was driving down to attend the Lambda dinner with me and my cousin and her partner. This is the third time I have been here and in the past I have really enjoyed them. The first year they had Kate Clinton and last year they had Chad Allen who has been on my podcast which was alot of fun.

Here is what is listed on their website and what they do:

At Lambda Legal, we imagine a different world — a world of full equality for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV — and we work to create that world every day. We pursue impact litigation, education and advocacy to make the case for equality in state and federal court, the Supreme Court and in the court of public opinion.

The work we do has impact on the way we live — we change laws, policies and ideas. From our national headquarters in New York and four regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles, our legal and public education experts select the cases and issues that will have the greatest impact in protecting and advancing the rights of LGBT people and those with HIV.

Our legal and educational work touches nearly every aspect of our lives. We win legal victories for clients who seek equality on the job, protection for their parenting or relationship rights, equal access to health care or protection against discrimination because of HIV status, sexual orientation or gender identity. We also represent clients in cases involving immigration, military service, the rights of students in school and the rights of LGBTQ youth in out-of-home care. We support our work in the courts with high-impact public education campaigns to change the hearts and minds of people across the country.

We also maintain a national network of volunteer Cooperating Attorneys, which widens the scope of our legal work and allows attorneys, legal workers and law students to become involved in our program by working with our legal staff.

Lambda Legal’s work ultimately benefits all people, for it helps to fashion a society that is truly diverse and tolerant. Our mission to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV status in this country has become an intrinsic part of the struggle for civil rights.

Joe and I in our new suits walked around and looked at the items up for the silent auction and waited for my cousin and her partner and other friends to arrive. Normally I spend too much money at the silent auctions but this time I didn’t really see anything that said YOU MUST BUY ME so I bought Joe and I very expensive glasses of wine and then we went to the dinner. The room was filled with hundreds of people and the part that really surprised me was to find out this Indy chapter is one of the largest in the country and they make more money here then in Washington DC can you believe that? I was very impressed with that but sadly Indiana is still behind when it comes to rights for gay people. It is truly very sad some of the cases I have heard about over the years.

I have some good news to report – I talked with many people this evening about being on the show and majority of them said they would love to be on the show so we shall see. Keep those fingers crossed people!