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November 18, 2014

Samuel Brinton: “A Therapist Told Me I Was Sick”

I never imagined I would be in Geneva, Switzerland, but last week there I was. I was no tourist, I was there to testify before a United Nations Committee. To say this was surreal would be a vast understatement. In the two minutes that I was given to address the U.N.’s Committee Against Torture, I…


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November 11, 2014

WATCH: #BornPerfect’s Sam Ames and Sam Brinton Testify Before U.N. in Geneva

WATCH LIVE: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (7:00AM ET / 4:00AM PT) The leaders of NCLR’s #BornPerfect campaign Sam Ames and Samuel Brinton testify in Geneva, Switzerland, before the U.N. Committee Against Torture and the U.S. Department of State to bring the facts about conversion therapy to help us bring this issue to the international stage. The video will…



November 14, 2013

New Report: LGBT Workers of Color are Among the Most Disadvantaged

A new report released today shows that LGBT workers of color are among the most disadvantaged in the country, facing high rates of unemployment and poverty due to workplace discrimination, unequal job benefits and taxation, and unsafe and under-resourced U.S. schools. The report—A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers of Color—examines how LGBT workers of color…


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November 12, 2013

New Mexico Woman Who Won the Freedom to Marry Her Spouse Loses Battle to Cancer

After a long battle with a rare form of brain cancer, Jennifer Neuman-Roper, a client of NCLR and bold advocate for marriage equality, passed away on November 8. Jen and Angelique Neuman-Roper joined Griego v. Oliver—a lawsuit brought by the ACLU of New Mexico and the National Center for Lesbian Rights—in August, and played a pivotal…


May 17, 2012

Family Acceptance Project Publishes Pioneering Resource for Youth Suicide Prevention

For the past decade, Dr. Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) at SF State University has been studying the impact of family acceptance and rejection on suicide risk among LGBT youth. Today we’d like to take this moment to congratulate FAP and Dr. Ryan on their truly groundbreaking work. Because youth suicide is…


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April 15, 2010

The Story of Clay Greene and Harold Scull

From time to time, NCLR takes on a case that touches the hearts of anyone who hears about it. Such is the case involving Clay Greene and Harold Scull, and we are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support for Clay. In April 2008, Harold Scull, who at the age of 88 was very frail,…


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