December 21, 2012 Articles

Q&A with Lambda Legal's Deputy Legal Director

By Hayley Gorenberg

Why did you decide to join Lambda Legal and advocate civil rights for the LGBT community instead of other career paths?
There is plenty of injustice to fight in America, but LGBT discrimination stands out (in black and white) on the pages of our state codes and national laws. The United States currently enshrines prejudice in law. Since I was a child, I've felt deeply that we can't stand idly by. Working at Lambda Legal is my way of actively creating change for the better.

What do you find to be most rewarding aspect of your job?
Our clients inspire me. Every one of them has said some version of the same thing to me: "I want to bring this case so no one else has to experience what I've lived through." They're explaining impact litigation in laypeople's terms. It's wonderful to bring cases that contribute to fairness for entire communities.

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