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Lambda Legal is No. 1 in Guidestar's Philanthropedia ranking of LGBT organizations

News release from Lambda Legal:

lambdalogo (New York, December 26, 2012)-- Lambda Legal has been named the top organization among national LGBT equality and support organizations in a new ranking released by Guidestar's Philanthropedia.

The ranking was developed by gathering input from 110 experts representing 95 different LGBT organizations. There are 19 LGBT nonprofits on the list covering a wide range of issue areas including health, marriage and family recognition, youth, elder support, transgender equality, anti-discrimination, and racial and economic justice.

"I am very proud of the amazing talent and leadership of the Lambda Legal staff, board and volunteers that has resulted in this top ranking from our colleagues and peers," said Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal.  "We have been fighting for equality for LGBT people and people with HIV for forty years, and we have many victories and achievements about which we are proud because they have changed people's lives - and our society - for the better.  This is a transformational time in our movement for LGBT equality. Lambda Legal will continue to lead the way with all our energy and all our hearts.  We are grateful to all our supporters and colleagues around the country, and thank those who have honored us with this top ranking for 2012."

To learn more about the ranking visit: www.myphilanthropedia.org/top-nonprofits/national/lgbt-equality-and-support/2012

Here's the Guidestar's Philanthropedia Top 10:

1: Lambda Legal

2: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

3: Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

4: National Center for Lesbian Rights

5: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

6: National Center for Transgender Equality

7: Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

8: Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

9: Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Elders (SAGE)

10: Williams Institute

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