LGBTQ Rights

Full inclusion in society is the only measure of equality. ADL has long worked for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) rights, opposing discrimination laws and criminalizing and exposing hate crimes. Our amicus brief in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges added to the successful call for marriage equality. We also reach beyond U.S. borders to speak out against anti-LGBTQ practices in Russia, Nigeria and elsewhere.

The next generation of young people is the proving ground for sustainable change, which is why all ADL education programs, including anti-bias and bullying prevention, address respect for all people regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.