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Sexual Assault in the LGBT Community

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month is a reminder that through a combination of stigma and myths, sexual...

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Case: Adams v. Federal Bureau of Prisons et al.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights litigated and settled a case for Vanessa Adams that ensured proper treatment and healthcare for transgender prisoners housed in the federal prison system.

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Policy: LGBT Prisoners

NCLR is working with correctional agencies in California to develop policies and procedures to protect the health and safety of...

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Legislation: Prison Rape Elimination Act

NCLR has worked for years on issues related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), a federal law passed in...

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Los Jóvenes LGBTQ en el Sistema de Justicia Juvenil / LGBTQ Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

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Bridging the Gap between Rights and Reality for Youth Incarcerated in California

This article, published in the Winter 2008 edition of the U.C. Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy, discusses the...

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SB 518 Fact Sheet: The California Juvenile Justice Safety and Protection Act

This bill provides a comprehensive bill of rights to protect youth in California juvenile justice facilities from discrimination and harassment...

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A Place of Respect: A Guide for Group Care Facilities Serving Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Youth

A pioneering new report authored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project urges group care facilities...

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Case: Gammett v. Idaho State Board of Corrections

Successfully represented an incarcerated transgender woman who was denied treatment for GID by the Idaho Department of Corrections.

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Case: In re Y.G.

NCLR helped Y.G., a transgender woman from Mexico who suffered severe abuse from her family and gangs because of her gender identity. After a brutal gang attack, she fled to the U.S., but was soon caught and detained with male prisoners in Yuba County. Y.G. obtained amnesty in 2009.

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