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October 15, 2015

NCLR Applauds Obama Administration’s Groundbreaking Report on Conversion Therapy

(San Francisco, CA, October 15, 2015)—Today the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), released “Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting And Affirming LGBTQ Youth,” a groundbreaking new report that provides accurate information about how conversion therapy harms lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning…


Transgender Youth

October 11, 2015

California Governor Signs Landmark Bill Protecting Transgender Children in Foster Care

(San Francisco, CA, October 11, 2015)—California Governor Jerry Brown today signed a landmark bill that protects transgender children in the foster care system. Authored by Senator Mark Leno and co-sponsored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Equality California, and Transgender Law Center, Senate Bill 731 gives all foster children the right to placements…


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