Explore the Issues
The National Center for Lesbian Rights has been achieving LGBT equality through its groundbreaking work—encompassing every part of our community—since it was founded in 1977. Explore the issues that NCLR works on.
December 18, 2014
I received a letter from a prisoner a few weeks ago that still haunts me. The prisoner, a transgender woman of color, tried to remove her own testicles after she was repeatedly denied medical care for her gender dysphoria. While this might seem extreme to people outside of prison, these incidents of “self-surgery” happen regularly…
Additional Civil Rights
November 24, 2014
Earlier this month, I had the chance to take the pulpit at Cathedral of Hope, a Dallas institution. I had not visited the Cathedral in more than 10 years, but when I received an invitation from my long-time friend and community hero, Reverend Jim Mitulski, who has been serving as the interim Senior Pastor, I…