Welcome to the LGBTQ Practice Area

The LGBTQ Practice Area exists to empower and educate attorneys and other advocates in Florida about matters important to competently representing members of the LGBTQ community.  This Practice Area provides a virtual community and state-wide network for advocates to share information, access essential training resources and advocacy tools, assist with identification of systemic challenges, and collaborate to meet those challenges.

The LGBTQ practice area is password restricted.  Membership and full access is currently available to all Florida legal services and legal aid advocates.  Others are welcome to apply but are admitted by express permission of the practice area leader only.  Apply now to join the LGBTQ Practice Area.  Please note that you must join the email groups (listservs), separately.  


Florida Elder Justice Conference

This one and a half day event (beginning midday on April 11), is intended for legal aid & legal services advocates, staff from the Aging & Disability Resource Centers, and pro bono attorneys.

There will be a range of trainings on the intersecting consumer, health, and housing legal issues impacting vulnerable low income seniors. In addition to training on the relevant law, the sessions will include an opportunity for discussing “best practices” in Florida and elsewhere for implementing strategic outreach and effective advocacy.

More information on agenda, speakers, scholarships and CLEs will be provided in the New Year.


Helpful Links

ACLU:  LGBT Rights

Equality Florida

"Florida's Equality Profile" - MAP movement advancement project

GLAD Legal Advocates & Defenders

Human Rights Campaign:  Glossary of Terms

Lambda Legal

Legal Handbook for LGBTQ Floridians and their Families by Carlton Fields and Equality Florida

Florida Name Change - Online tool that guides people through the process of updating their name and gender marker on identification documents.




Area Highlights

Visit our library of resources.