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LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic

  • Larry Vilord and Rhett Chalk

    In a potentially precedent-setting case, Veterans Clinic students work to help LGBTQ widower secure VA benefits

    November 8, 2021

    Members of the Veterans Legal Clinic at Harvard Law School are representing a same-sex widower in his appeal before the VA and in federal court in a potentially precedent-setting case.

  • Group of women standing outside, three cheering.

    ‘It’s good to be back’

    September 28, 2021

    Harvard Law School employees share what they're looking forward to back on campus.

  • Polyamory and the law

    August 3, 2021

    Harvard Law Lecturer on Law Alexander Chen '15, founding director of the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic at HLS, is working with students in the recently-formed Polyamory Legal Advocacy Coalition to offer legal protections for people in polyamorous relationships.

  • The White House Lit in Rainbow Colors

    Ordering LGBTQ protections

    February 3, 2021

    Alexander Chen ’15, founding director of the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic at Harvard Law School, on the significance of the Biden administration's executive orders providing protections for LGBTQ people, the danger of backlash, and the work that still needs to be done.

  • Two rainbow flags waving in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    A milestone in LGBT rights

    June 17, 2020

    In a 6-3 vote, the Court ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act forbids job discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation and gender identity. Alexander Chen ’15, founder of HLS' LBGTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, discusses the significance of the landmark decision.

  • Rainbow flag backlit by sun

    LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic launches at Harvard Law School

    January 28, 2020

    Harvard Law School has announced the launch of the new LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, to be led by HLS Lecturer and Clinical Instructor Alex Chen '15, a tireless advocate in recent years in efforts to protect and expand LGBTQ+ civil rights.