LGBTQ Rights

LGBTQ people deserve and are entitled to live full, equal, and authentic lives. However, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression remains pervasive across the country and New York State. Empire Justice’s LGBTQ Rights Project provides free legal services to low income lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex clients throughout New York State outside of NYC, with a focus on anti-discrimination in employment, education, housing, credit, and public accommodations.


Foreclosure Prevention Services to LGBTQ+ Homeowners

Understanding New York’s New Gender Recognition Act

 ID Documents Revisited: Updating Gender Markers

Changing Your Legal Name & Gender Markers

Employment Discrimination & LGBTQ NYers

Opening the Shelter Doors for LGBTQ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence



For more information, contact our LGBTQ Rights Project at LGBTQ@empirejustice.org or (518) 935-2857