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NCLR and USDA Host LGBT #RuralPride Summit in Baton Rouge, LA

(Baton Rouge, LA, January 15, 2015)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will host...


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Quality Legal Services for the Low-Income LGBT Community

Recently, a colleague at a legal aid organization told me about a client who came in for help because he...


NCLR Applauds USDA Non-Discrimination Final Rule

(Washington, D.C., July 16, 2014)—Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a final rule that extends crucial non-discrimination protections...


#RuralPride Kicks-Off Rural Summit Series in Greensboro, NC with First Summit on LGBT Rural Community

(Washington D.C., May 30, 2014)—On June 6, 2014, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture...



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...


USDA and NCLR Launch LGBT Rural Pride Campaign

(Washington, D.C., May 7, 2014)— Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) announced the launch of the Rural Pride campaign to elevate and address the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people living in rural communities across the country.


Policy: U.S. Department of Agriculture Rule Impacting Rural Americans

NCLR is committed to working closely with the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure that its services are fully accessible...


Policy: U.S. Health and Human Services Equal Visitation Rights

NCLR worked in collaboration with several organizations to advocate for equal visitation rights for same-sex partners in hospitals and nursing...


Advocacy: Transgender Elder Law Clinic

In collaboration with the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, NCLR organized one of the first transgender-specific elder law clinics in...


Policy: Domestic Violence and Housing

The National Center for Lesbian Rights recognizes that domestic violence is an issue in the LGBT community, and it sometimes...


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