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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

Housing

Walsh v. Friendship Village of South County

STATUS: Pending

On July 25, 2018, Mary Walsh, age 72, and Bev Nance, age 68, a married lesbian couple, filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of Missouri against St. Louis senior housing community Friendship Village Sunset Hills. The complaint alleges that Friendship Village violated the federal Fair Housing Act by discriminating against Walsh and Nance…

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Housing

Advocacy: Housing Equality

STATUS: Ongoing | Nationwide

The National Center for Lesbian Rights has always been committed to the principle that sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status should never impact access to housing for people and their families. NCLR’s policy and legislative efforts on equal access to housing have focused on ensuring that all LGBT people and families have access to…

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Featured Policy & Legislation

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Policy: U.S. Department of Agriculture Rule Impacting Rural Americans

Federal

NCLR is committed to working closely with the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure that its services are fully accessible to the LGBT people and families that live and work in rural America. Because of misconceptions about LGBT people in rural communities, too often, the needs and vulnerabilities of this community are overlooked. NCLR has…

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Policy: Federal LGBT Equal Access Rule

Federal

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is committed to increasing access to fair housing for the LGBT community across the country. NCLR has worked extremely closely with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help shape fair housing policies that impact our community. In 2010, HUD announced that it would begin interpreting the…

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Press Releases

Housing

May 23, 2019

NCLR Condemns Proposed HUD Rule That Would Dissolve Discrimination Protections for Transgender People in Homeless Shelters

Housing

November 20, 2015

HUD Issues Rule to Ensure Equality for Transgender Shelter Seekers

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