October 29, 2012 | by Phil Reese
Lambda Legal launches LGBT rights app
smartphone, gay news, Washington Blade

Lambda Legal entered a new era this week launching a smart phone app called the “Know Your Rights” hub. (photo by miggslives via wikimedia commons)

NEW YORK — The group behind the 2003 case that invalidated as unconstitutional sodomy laws is reaching out to educate LGBT Americans in a new way.

Founded in 1971 to promote LGBT rights through litigation and public policy work, Lambda Legal entered a new era this week launching a smart phone app called the “Know Your Rights” hub, which — starting first with youth resources — will eventually make all of Lambda’s online resources available to mobile phone users. According to the group, the hub will provide comprehensive information about all relevant laws and policies in place at the state and federal level that apply to the needs of LGBT people.

“Lambda Legal has launched a mobile resource for LGBTQ youth that is the first of its kind in the nation to make information more accessible online,” Director of Education and Public Affaris Leslie Gabel-Brett said in a release. “Based on the calls to our Legal Help Desk, we know that LGBTQ youth in crisis–whether they are being bullied in school or rejected by their families or homeless–need to be able to access information about their rights and the laws in place to protect them, as quickly as possible.”

 

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