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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...

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#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...

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Community Premier Set for Innovative Radionovela Designed to Reach Latino Families with Stories of LGBT Acceptance and Equality

The Spanish-language Radio Soap Operas to Air Across California on Radio Bilingüe Stations (Salinas, CA, January 18, 2011)—Proyecto Poderoso, the Family Acceptance Project and Radio Bilingüe are proud to announce the January 19, 2011 community premier of their radionovela series, a Spanish-language radio soap opera similar to those popular during the Golden Age of Radio and developed specifically to reach California's Latino families with stories about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) acceptance and equality.

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NCLR Attorney Awarded Chicana/Latina Foundation’s 2009 Emerging Leadership Award

(San Francisco, California, September 21, 2009) — The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) today announced that Chicana/Latina Foundation will honor NCLR attorney Lisa Cisneros with its 2009 Emerging Leadership Award. The Emerging Leadership Award is presented annually to young leaders committed to social justice and who have demonstrated their commitment with actions and deeds.

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