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Advocacy: LGBT Rural Pride Campaign

STATUS: Ongoing, National

On May 7, 2014, 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. The goal of the campaign is to challenge the…

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Case: Student v. Arcadia Unified School District

STATUS: Victory, National

NCLR represents a transgender student who transitioned from female to male a few years ago. After transitioning, the student returned to middle school hopeful that everything would go smoothly. Although he presented as male and had completed a court-ordered name change, the school district still required that he use the nurse’s office for restroom access…

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Federal Legislation and Policy

Welcome to the NCLR Resistance

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The current administration and Congress have shown a dangerous lack of regard for if not outright hostility towards core American values of fairness, justice, religious liberty, respect for the family, and stewardship for the planet. In particular, their actions have targeted LGBTQ people and our families, women, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, and the poor…

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Legislation: Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

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NCLR is strongly committed to passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would provide federal protections against employment discrimination for LGBT employees. Without explicit federal protections from employment discrimination, LGBT employees face significant job discrimination and live in fear of being fired just because of who they are. Right now, in 29 states, people can…

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Press Releases

Federal Legislation and Policy

May 2, 2017

Equality Act reintroduced in Congress today to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination

Federal Legislation and Policy

April 27, 2017

Far-right Republican health care repeal would leave millions of LGBT people uninsured

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