The purpose of OutLaws is to provide community and support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Yale Law students, and to advocate for justice for all LGBTQ+ individuals inside and outside of the Yale Law School Community. OutLaws understands justice for its members and for all LGBTQ+ individuals to encompass justice along all axes of individuals’ identities. OutLaws is committed to prioritizing the needs and safety of intersectionally marginalized and oppressed groups both within YLS OutLaws membership and within the wider LGBTQ+ community.
The OutLaws board recognizes and celebrates the diversity of identities and experiences located within queer communities, and thus approaches its work using an anti-oppressive and intersectional framework. The OutLaws board organizes community spaces, programming, and support to be anti-racist, anti-classist, anti-homophobic, anti-queerphobic, anti-transphobic, anti-cissexist, anti-ageist, anti-ableist, anti-colonial, anti-xenophobic, and anti-sizeist.