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We Stand With Planned Parenthood

Here we are again. Surreptitiously gained footage targeting the most well-known name in access to reproductive healthcare – yes, Planned...


NCLR Applauds Federal Appeals Court Decision Upholding Washington State Rules Requiring Pharmacies To Fill All Prescription Medications

(San Francisco, CA, July 23, 2015)—Today, in a unanimous decision, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit...


Michael Johnson

Joint Statement on the Sentencing of Michael L. Johnson

Counter Narrative Project, Positive Women’s Network (PWN-USA), HIV Prevention Justice Alliance, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights On Monday July...


U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Limits Access to Preventive Healthcare

(San Francisco, CA, June 30, 2014)—Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores,...



The Women of Texas: Part 1 of a Series

Later this week, I’m traveling to my home state of Texas, inspired in part by a report detailing the harsh...


Refusal Laws and LGBT Health: Common Causes and Shared Discrimination

While often overlooked as a serious LGBT equality issue, health care refusal laws negatively impact the LGBT community.


Support the HEAL Immigrant Women and Families Act!

Though the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will go a long way toward ensuring access to quality healthcare for most LGBT...



What Hobby Lobby Can Mean for the LGBT Community

Today, March 25, 2014, the Supreme Court will hear argument in yet another case that could dramatically affect LGBT people,...


Frequently Asked Questions About the New Federal Hospital Visitation Rules

On April 15, 2010, President Barack Obama issued a memo directing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to...


Frequently Asked Questions Regarding New Federal Rules on Who Can Make Medical Decisions for You

In September 2011, the federal government issued new rules that strengthen patients’ rights to choose who can make medical decisions...


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