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Coming Out Against Conversion Therapy

Today, on National Coming Out Day, countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people around the world will find...


NCLR Major Gifts Campaign Co-Chair Robert Holgate and his husband Philanthropist Alvin Baum.

NCLR Is Here for All Of Us

By Robert Holgate NCLR’s Major Gifts Campaign Co-Chair I first heard about NCLR from a friend and interior design client who...


Making a Difference at the National Center for Lesbian Rights

When I joined the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) as its Major Gifts Officer in February, I felt like...


500 Methodists

I Don’t Talk about Being a Christian Much

Last weekend was Pride in Austin, Texas, the place I left a year ago to move across the country with...



Violence Against Women Act at 20

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”). As initially passed, the Act aimed at...



BIA Rules Domestic Violence is Grounds for Asylum

Though domestic violence is a serious problem in countries all over the world, not all governments offer help and assistance...



The Schedules That Work Act

Involuntary part-time work. Unpredictable schedules. Fear of employer retaliation for taking time away to care for a sick child. These...



These Are Our Sons

The killing of Michael Brown has dominated the headlines and my thoughts over the past few days. An African-American 18-year-old...


High Court Strikes Massachusetts Abortion “Buffer Zone”

Today, the Supreme Court held that a Massachusetts law creating a 35-foot buffer zone for patients at clinics that provide abortions...


Bill to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion Therapy Moves to NY Senate

What an exciting week for LGBT equality! On Monday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill that will protect...


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