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NCLR Welcomes Congresswoman Speier’s Resolution Calling on States to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion Therapy

(San Francisco, CA, April 14, 2015)—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14th) introduced the “Stop Harming Our Kids” (SHOK) Resolution of...


U.S. Surgeon General Supports Efforts to Protect LGBT Youth From Conversion Therapy

(Washington, DC, April 10, 2015)—Today, Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., the United States Surgeon General, joined a growing chorus...



The President Joins Our Fight

Nine months ago, NCLR launched our #BornPerfect campaign to end the use of conversion therapy on LGBTQ youth in five...


White House Calls on States to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion Therapy

(Washington, DC, April 8, 2015)—Today, the White House released its statement in response to a petition calling for federal action...


Louisiana High School to Allow Lesbian Student to Wear a Tux to Prom

(Monroe, Louisiana, April 7, 2015)—Today, Carroll High School Principal Patrick Taylor and Monroe City School Board President Bishop Rodney McFarland...


Equality Texas, HRC, and NCLR Applaud Introduction of Bill to Protect Kids from Conversion Therapy in Texas

(Austin, March 13, 2015)—Today, Texas State Representative Celia Israel introduced a bill that would protect youth and their families from...


Oklahoma Pro-Conversion “Therapy” Bill Dies on State House Floor

(Oklahoma City, OK, May 12, 2015)—This afternoon, a bill introduced to the Oklahoma State House by Representative Sally Kern that...


Eight Ways Oklahoma Lawmakers are Attacking LGBT People and Their Families

(Oklahoma City, OK, January 26, 2015)—Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), and Freedom...


NCLR Applauds Virginia Bill Protecting Children from Conversion Therapy

(San Francisco, CA, January 20, 2015)—Today, Virginia Delegate Patrick Hope and Senator Louise Lucas introduced a bill protecting children and...



The Cost of Awareness

The suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn has prompted widespread media attention, including a focus on her description of how...


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