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Federal Appeals Court Upholds New Jersey Law Prohibiting Conversion Therapy for Minors

Court Rejects Anti-LGBT Groups’ Constitutional Challenges to Law (Trenton, NJ, September 11, 2014)—Today, a panel of the United States Court...


NCLR Representing Conversion Therapy Survivor who Alleges Sexual Abuse by School Leader After Coming Out

(DeSoto County, MS, August 27, 2014)—Yesterday, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) helped file a complaint with the DeSoto...


Federal Court Rejects Second Lawsuit Challenging New Jersey Law Prohibiting Conversion Therapy for Minors

(Trenton, NJ, July 31, 2014)—Today, Judge Freda Wolfson of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey...


Former Founders, Leaders, and Promoters of the “Ex-Gay” Movement Denounce Conversion Therapy and Stand with NCLR’s #BornPerfect

(San Francisco, CA, July 31, 2014)—Today, nine former leaders of so-called “ex-gay” ministries published a joint letter denouncing the dangerous...


NCLR and Equality California Applaud U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision Allowing Enforcement of California Law Prohibiting Dangerous Psychological Practices to Change Minors’ Sexual Orientation or Gender Expression

(San Francisco, CA, June 30, 2014)—Today, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to review a 2013 decision of...



All LGBT Kids Are #BornPerfect

Even as the LGBT community enjoys huge gains in understanding and acceptance. Even as we have key leaders from every...


NCLR Launches National Campaign to Protect LGBT Kids from Dangers of Conversion Therapy

(San Francisco, CA, June 24, 2014)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is launching #BornPerfect: The Campaign to End...


Bill to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion Therapy Moves to NY Senate

What an exciting week for LGBT equality! On Monday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill that will protect...


Advocacy: Anti-LGBT Conversion Therapy

NCLR has been at the forefront of the effort to protect LGBT minors from these dangerous and discredited practices by...


Legislation: Assembly Bill 3371

In 2013, NCLR worked with local advocates in New Jersey to pass Assembly Bill 3371—a law modeled off California’s groundbreaking...


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