(Sacramento, CA, October 15, 2013)—Today, the city of Sacramento’s Law and Legislative Committee voted 4-0 to strengthen its protections against discrimination on the basis of a person’s gender identity, incorporating and augmenting existing protections under state law.
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NCLR Launches Campaign Calling on Top Companies Doing Business in Russia to Urge Repeal of Extreme Anti-LGBT Laws
(San Francisco, CA, September 5, 2013)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) announced the launch of a campaign—"Stop LGBT Hate in Russia"—calling on global companies doing business in Russia to demand the repeal of new laws that target and hurt lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and allies.
Federal Appeals Court Allows Enforcement of California Law Prohibiting Dangerous Psychological Practices to Change Minors’ Sexual Orientation
(San Francisco, CA, August 29, 2013)—Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a 2012 California law prohibiting licensed therapists from attempting to change the sexual orientation or gender expression of a patient under 18 years old may be enforced by state licensing officials.
Today, the California State Senate passed the School Success and Opportunity Act (Assembly Bill 1266), sending the bill that ensures transgender students have the opportunity to succeed in school to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. Authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, the bill passed the Senate with a 21-9 vote (unofficial). The bill passed the California State Assembly last month with 46-25 vote.
Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Waples & Hanger announced an agreement resolving a lawsuit against the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) filed by Dynasty Young, a former student who sued the district after officials failed to address relentless harassment he experienced at school because he is gay and does not conform to gender stereotypes.
As the nation marks the opening of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, executive directors from 35 LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations from across the United States have released a joint letter committing themselves and their organizations to re-engaging the broader LGBT community in the fight against HIV. While issues like marriage equality and employment protections for LGBT workers have taken center stage, HIV continues to ravage the LGBT community. Despite making up just two percent of the population, gay and bisexual men accounted for more than 63 percent of new HIV infections in 2010. In fact, gay men are the only group in which HIV infections are increasing.
A Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, February 23, 2011)—This Sunday is the memorial service for Patricia Rose "Patti" Roberts, an attorney and founding board member of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). Patti, who devoted her life to helping those most in need of legal assistance, died unexpectedly in early January.
Several Events Planned to Benefit NCLR’s Work (San Francisco, CA, February 15, 2011)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is proud to announce that it has been selected as the sole beneficiary of this year’s Linashore Golf Classic, the renowned women’s charity golf tournament held during the Dinah Shore weekend.
Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, January 26, 2011)—Today, President Barack Obama announced his intention to appoint Roberta Achtenberg, former Executive Director of National Center for Lesbian Rights from 1983-1990, to a key post in his Administration as a Commissioner on the United States Commission on Civil Rights. She will be the first out lesbian to hold such a position.
(San Francisco, CA, January 13, 2011)—The Honorable Donna Hitchens, founder of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, has retired from the San Francisco Superior Court after two decades on the bench, where she developed a reputation as a compassionate judge and an innovative leader.