February 27-28, 2009
Queering the Health Gap: LGBT Health Disparities and the Law
Harvard Law School Poster Collection, 1972- : Box 3A, Folder 3
Today, Lambda is “a community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer and allied students at Harvard Law School” (2018 website). Its roots can be traced back to the fall of 1978 when José Gómez (J.D. 1981) founded the Committee on Gay Legal Issues (COGLI).
The organization went through two more name changes before it became Lambda in 1993 (each representing greater inclusivity by adding Lesbian and Bisexual to its moniker). The group has taken on issues related to employment, criminal law, military service, and family law as they specifically relate to the gay and lesbian community, as well as faculty hiring and diversity, and the difficulties of being out at Harvard Law School. Since 2006, Lambda has held an annual Legal Advocacy Conference. Past conference topics include: law schools and the military, experiences and goals in LGBT law, LGBT rights and the first amendment, and LGBTQ advocacy in religious America.