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Families Sue to Stop Florida Ban on Essential Medical Care for Transgender Youth

TALLAHASSEE, FL, March 23, 2023 – Four Florida families filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging the Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine’s new rules banning the medically necessary healthcare their transgender children need.  Efforts to ban established medical care for transgender youth have been widely criticized by physicians, medical associations, and researchers, including […]

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NCLR Responds to Horrific Shooting at Q Club in Colorado Springs

SAN FRANCISCO, CO – The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has issued the following statement regarding the tragic shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, CO last night:  “Our hearts ache for the victims of the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs,” said NCLR Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon. “5 lives were stolen, at least 18 […]

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Ninth Circuit Unanimously Upholds Washington State’s Conversion Therapy Law

OLYMPIA, WA, September 6, 2022 — A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit unanimously affirmed that Washington state’s law protecting minors from conversion therapy is constitutional and may be enforced, holding:  “In relying on the body of evidence before it as well as the medical recommendations of expert organizations, the Washington Legislature rationally acted by amending […]

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46 Retired Military Officers and National Security Officials File Brief in Support of Transgender Plaintiffs in Doe v. Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 15, 2017 – The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed their opposition today to the Trump administration’s request for an emergency stay to prevent transgender people from being able to enlist on January 1. D.C. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly denied the government’s request […]

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Kate Kendell: The Trump Administration’s Quiet Take-Down of Federal Protections Against LGBT Employment Discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 28, 2017 – Yesterday, the Trump Administration quietly issued an executive order rescinding Obama administration progress toward eliminating LGBT discrimination in the workplace. Previously, former president Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13673 took aim at LGBT discrimination by requiring federal contractors to disclose whether they have previously been held liable for discrimination […]

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New Guide Documents that Over Half of Girls in California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities Are LGBTQ or Gender Nonconforming

San Francisco, CA, February 13, 2017 – Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Impact Justice announce the release of a trailblazing publication entitled “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, and/or Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Girls and Boys in the California Juvenile Justice System: A Practice Guide.” The guide, written by Angela Irvine and Aisha […]

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