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Welcome to the LGBT Practice Area section. All legal services programs serve diverse populations of clients, including individuals who are LGBT. LGBT people often experience poverty and face unique obstacles based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Here you will find information about a variety of topics that pertain to low income LGBT clients.

Resource Library Materials: Browse the library by category by clicking on a link in the sidebar to the left. If a listed category also has subcategories, you can find out what these are by clicking on the plus sign. Or use the search, particularly if you want information on cross-substantive issues. Please forward suggestions for content to

LGBT issues across the nation: If you are interested in following the status of major litigation or pending legislation, you can visit the following sites:

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Hispanic LGBTQ Individuals Encounter Heightened Discrimination

07/29/2021 - Lindsay Mahowald, The Center for American Progress - lock_open
The 2020 CAP survey shows disparities in access to services, benefits, and mental health care for Hispanic LGBTQ individuals.

Information for LGBTQ Veterans and Servicemembers

10/03/2018 - Lynn Girton, Veterans Legal Services - lock_open
Many LGBTQ individuals have served in the military and have encountered discrimination based on their LGBTQ status. Indeed, in the period... Read more

The Iowa Guide to Changing Legal Identity Documents

02/01/2017 - University of Iowa Law and Policy in Action Clinic for the University of Iowa LGBTQQ Health Clinic - lock_open
A Handbook and Roadmap for Transgender Individuals Interested in Changing Their Legal Name and Gender on Government and Personal Records... Read more

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

08/17/2016 - LGBT Aging Center - lock_open
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the... Read more