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LGBT Rights Project

The LGBT Rights Project provides free legal services to low income lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex clients in Western and Central New York, with a focus on anti-discrimination in employment, education, housing, credit, and public accommodations.

Please contact Milo Primeaux at (585) 295-5721 or

  • If you feel you were treated unfairly in any of these settings because of your sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression and/or intersex status;
  • If you are a transgender or gender-nonconforming person who needs assistance obtaining a judicial name change and accurate identity documents;
  • If you are an LGBTQI elder who has been treated unfairly because of your status and/or needs assistance preparing advance health directives, health care proxies, and wills;
  • If you are an LGBTQI veteran who needs assistance updating the name and gender marker on your military records, and/or are having trouble accessing any public benefits due to your discharge status (as related to Don't Ask, Don't Tell).

New Resource: Pro Se Name & Gender Change Guide for Transgender Residents of Greater Monroe County, New York

Empire Justice Center's pro se guide on name and gender marker changes on identity documents. A step by step guide for transgender residents of the Greater Monroe County Area in New York.

  Click here to read and download this critical resource!

LGBT Policy Updates

LGBT Employment Policy Update: July 2014

LGBT Policy Update: June 2014

Empire Justice Memo of Support: Protect New Yorkers from Discrimination and Hate Crimes Based on Gender Identity or Expression

LGBT Rights in Education: Recent Victories, But Our Fight Continues

Why We Need GENDA