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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...


Legislation: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

NCLR has worked closely with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on implementation of the Patient Protection and...


NCLR Applauds John Trasviña, Outgoing Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development

(Washington D.C., May 21, 2013)—John Trasviña, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will be leaving HUD on May 21, 2013 to become Dean of the University of San Francisco School of Law. Assistant Secretary Trasviña has served in the Obama administration since 2009 when he was unanimously confirmed by the Senate. Under his leadership, FHEO has undertaken perhaps the most significant steps to ensure equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people across the country of any federal agency in history.


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California Public Benefits Issues for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients: A Guide for Attorneys and Advocates

A guide for attorneys and advocates in California who are representing LGBT clients seeking public benefits, including Social Security, health...


HUD Enforces LGBT Equal Access Rule

Statement by NCLR Policy Director Maya Rupert, Esq. (Washington D.C., January 2, 2013)—Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a settlement agreement in a claim it brought against Bank of America for discriminating against a lesbian couple applying for a federally insured mortgage loan. This settlement marks HUD’s first enforcement action taken under its recently enacted LGBT Equal Access Rule.


Pioneering Spanish-Language Radio Soap Opera Developed Using FAP’s Groundbreaking Research

The Family Acceptance Project of San Francisco State University collaborated with Proyecto Poderoso, a joint project of the National Center...


Innovative Spanish-Language Radio Soap Opera Developed to Reach Latino Households with Stories of LGBT Acceptance and Equality

Radio Soap Operas Will Air on Radio Bilingüe Stations Across California from February 11 through March 31 (Salinas, CA, February 3, 2011)—Proyecto Poderoso, the Family Acceptance Project, and Radio Bilingüe are proud to announce the on-air premiere of their radionovela series, a Spanish-language radio soap opera developed specifically to reach California's Latino families with stories about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) acceptance and equality.


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