The ACLU seeks to create a just society for all LGBTQ+ people regardless of race or income.
Through litigation, lobbying, public education, and organizing, we work to build a country where our communities can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.
The ACLU has a long history of defending the LGBTQ+ community. We brought our first LGBTQ+ rights case in 1936 and founded the LGBT Project in 1986. Today, the ACLU brings more LGBTQ+ cases and advocacy initiatives than any other national organization does. With our reach into the courts and legislatures of every state, there is no other organization that can match our record of making progress both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion.