Achieving LGBTQ Equality Through Litigation, Legislation, Policy, and Public Education


How to Pick an Attorney

Picking an attorney can be difficult if you have not worked with an attorney before, or do not often work with attorneys. If possible, you should look for an attorney that you are comfortable working with. The attorney should understand the legal issues you face, and be LGBT-friendly. You should also find out ahead of time what the attorney will charge you for their services and how they will handle disagreements and conflicts between you.


“All 50”: The Transgender-Inclusive High School Sports and Activities Policy and Education Project

“All 50”  is a universal standard model in policy and education for transgender inclusion in K-12 sport and activity associations for all 50 states. It will be based on this single principle—transgender high school students athletes will compete in the gender in which they identify and have a positive sport experience. Download PDF


First Line of Defense: Essential Legal Protections for LGBT Coaches and Staff

There have been many advances in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights. From national marriage equality to increased employment protections, LGBT people are taking bold steps toward achieving equal treatment in all fields, including athletics. However, in order to protect your rights, you must first know what they are—at the federal level, at…


Model Personal Relationship Policy for Collegiate Student Athletics

We trust all members of our teams to be honest, responsible and mature. We desire what is best for the team as a whole, what is fair and workable for all individuals on the team and is based on broad principles of fairness. These expectations are for all members of our teams who must work…


Frequently Asked Questions about Title IX and Policies on Intra-Team Dating in College Athletics

Many college athletic programs have adopted policies addressing interpersonal relationships of student athletes. In some cases, these policies prohibit dating or romantic relationships among team members on single-sex teams. Download the Fact Sheet.


Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Children in California Foster Care

The purpose of this brief is to support the efforts of California child welfare professionals to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of transgender and gender nonconforming children in foster care. Download


California’s New Assisted Reproduction Law (AB 960) & California Statutory Forms for Assisted Reproduction

Beginning January 1, 2016, California will have a new law, AB 960, that better protects families having children through assisted reproduction. The law extends protections to families who conceive through at-home insemination and to unmarried parents. Any prospective parent can start using the forms updated by this law even before January 2016. California statutes include…


Schools In Transition

Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools is a first-of-its-kind publication for school administrations, teachers, and parents about how to provide safe and supportive environments for all transgender students, kindergarten through twelfth grade. Download.


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

This comprehensive practice guide, written by NCLR Youth Project Director Shannan Wilber for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provides juvenile justice agencies the tools to meet their obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of LGBT youth in their care. The guide covers a broad range of topics, including nondiscrimination policies, staff training, talking with…


Transgender Rights

Transgender Rights is an anthology of essays about the history of the transgender legal movement and legal issues affecting transgender people, including an essay on the relationship between the LGB movement and the transgender movement by NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter called “Do Transsexuals Dream of Gay Rights.” Download PDF.  

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