Dealing with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

“Volunteering has always been a part of my life,” said Robert Millar, ALRP’s Board Secretary. “My father was recently voted Man of the Year for his many years of community volunteer work, so for me it’s second nature to become involved in my community. Because I’m unable to take on pro bono projects, ALRP is my opportunity to volunteer in the legal field.”

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ALRP Launches E-Newsletter

ALRP is pleased to announce the launch of a new quarterly e-newsletter. Please confirm that you are on our email list.

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Ana Fights for Rights in the Bay Area and El Salvador

When ALRP Staff Attorney Ana Montano was growing up in San Francisco’s Mission District, her parents’ restaurant at 24th and Mission streets was a hub for community activists who gathered to talk about local and Central American politics. “There was so much activity at that time around issues of poverty, access to justice, housing and jobs,” Ana said.

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Survey on LGBT/HIV Government Misconduct

Clients and attorneys, please take Lambda Legal’s short survey on LGBT/HIV contact with police, prison, courts, and schools.

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John Leaves No Stone Unturned for Clients

When John Fasesky, ALRP Staff Attorney, meets his clients, he’s modest but upfront about his personal story. He tells them, “I’m HIV positive, I’ve been in the system, I know where you’re coming from. And I want you to know that I understand your frustrations.” Of course, those few words can’t fully encompass John’s personal journey through the AIDS crisis, which led him from working as a word processor to becoming a lawyer.

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Boone Callaway Receives Clint Hockenberry Leadership Award

ALRP is pleased to present Boone Callaway with the ALRP 2012 Clint Hockenberry Leadership Award.

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Annual Reception & Auction – 2012

Thank you to the guests, sponsors, and volunteers who made this year’s From the Heart 29th Annual Reception such a success! On October 17, over 300 guests joined us at the SF War Memorial Building and raised $140,000 to support ALRP services. To order photos, email Rink Foto.

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Advocating for Employees with Disabilities

For ALRP Panel Attorney Michelle Roberts, helping clients obtain their disability benefits is a bit like Sisyphus pushing a rock up the hill. The struggle can seem never-ending. But the appreciation she gets from her clients motivates her to take on the tangled web of ERISA disability benefits law. While growing up, Michelle didn’t envision a career helping people with their disability benefits…

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Castro Street Fair – 2012

ALRP volunteers enthusiastically welcomed Castro Street Fair-goers and collected donations. Over 25 volunteers convened at the ALRP gate near the stage, where we enjoyed live music, sunshine, and even a visit from a State Senator. Thank you to our volunteers — your efforts ensure that ALRP will receive a portion of the proceeds.

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Folsom Street Fair – 2012

80+ ALRP volunteers donated their time at the 2012 Folsom Street Fair and Magnitude party. We are so grateful for such generous support at the world’s largest leather/fetish event. ALRP is sure to receive a significant portion of the proceeds. Thank you to all our volunteers!

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