About Pride Law Fund Fellowships

Each year, Pride Law Fund awards the Tom Steel Fellowship to a new lawyer to build an innovative civil rights project on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV/AIDS communities.  Each summer, PLF provides grants to law students doing internships at LGBT and HIV/AIDS advocacy organizations across the country. The Steven Richter Fellowship specifically funds a law student doing a summer internship focusing on HIV/AIDS advocacy.

Since 1984, PLF has funded over 100 law student summer clerkships at LGBT civil rights organizations across the country. 

Since 2001, the Tom Steel Fellowship has supported ground-breaking work on behalf of LGBT migrant farm workers, seniors in long-term care facilities, youth in schools, immigrants in detention, transgender people in New Mexico, and many others.  Sponsoring organizations have included the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, and groups across the country.

If you are a law student or new lawyer with a plan to advance the rights of the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities—apply for a fellowship.  If you're someone committed to supporting this work, please visit our donate page.