Legal Referrals and Resources About the Resource Center Project

About the Resource Center Project

The LGBT Legal Resource Center
A Project of the LeGaL Foundation

The LGBT Legal Resource Center seeks to create a home for many of the LGBT community’s publicly available legal resources (with a special emphasis on New York), which are currently spread out across an array of organizational sites.

This project grew directly out of the existing work of the LeGaL Foundation. We know first-hand from the hundreds of questions posed to us by visitors to our walk-in clinics and from the many general inquires we receive, that a need exists for a one-stop home for members of the LGBT community of modest means who are navigating legal issues.

We wanted a way to better serve those community members who reach out to us while building a resource that may, in turn, be of use to community organizations fielding similar inquiries and advancing similar goals.

We have spent many hours gathering the project’s resources from organizations devoted specifically to the LGBT community as well as from others with a more general but no less important mission. The latter organizations may not be as readily familiar to members of our community but often provide essential resources and assistance. Each time we link to a resource we also link to the authoring organization. In this way, we hope the project will promote the work of the wonderful organizations whose resources we draw upon.

Though the initiative is currently in its “beta” stage, it already houses links to a variety of legal self-help guides, fact sheets and publications aimed at the LGBT community specifically or containing legal information that we believe will be helpful to members of the LGBT community.

Going forward, we are committed to keeping the project up-to-date as a resource that keeps pace with the ever-changing legal developments affecting the LGBT community.

 

Resource Center Mission Statement

This project grew directly out of the existing work of the LeGaL Foundation. We know first-hand from the hundreds of questions posed to us by visitors to our walk-in clinics and from the many general inquires we receive, that a need exists for a one-stop home for members of the LGBT community of modest means who are navigating legal issues.

The LGBT Legal Resource Center seeks to:

  • Educate members of the LGBT community about their legal rights and empower them with information.
  • Provide an easily accessible, one-stop home for many of the LGBT community’s legal resources.
  • Simplify the burdens facing members of the LGBT community of modest means who are navigating legal issues without the benefit of an attorney.
  • Encourage the creation of new resources to meet the needs of the LGBT community across all issue areas.
  • Promote the work of our community’s organizations along with the work of our allied organizations.

 

 

This project is necessarily time and labor intensive – please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the project going forward by using the Donate button below or by clicking here for a printable pledge form.

We welcome and need your feedback, suggestions and additional resources. Please e-mail us at resourcecenter@le-gal.org.

Thank you!