In 2015, LSHV created the LGBTQ+ Legal Project in recognition that low-income Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, (LGBTQ+) individuals and their families face unique legal challenges. LSHV is dedicated to preserving and advancing the rights of members of the LGBTQ+ community to live with dignity and respect. We do this through legal representation and advocacy.
Some of the cases we handle:
Representing LGBTQ homeless youth in preserving and obtaining necessary benefits
Protecting LGBTQ youth from bullying in schools
Establishing a school safety plan for students threated with violence on account of his/her sexual orientation or gender identity
Representation of a client who has faced discriminatory acts in employment, housing, public accommodation and credit because of a group identity based on gender (which includes gender identity) or sexual orientation
Assisting clients with preparation of wills, health care proxies, living wills
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services to all seven counties of the Hudson Valley, including: Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan.