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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy


Case: Steven Apilado, et al. v. North American Gay Amateur Athletic Association

STATUS: Victory, WA

The National Center for Lesbian Rights filed and settled a case that reinstated three bisexual players disqualified from the Gay Softball World Series.


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Featured Policy & Legislation


Legislation/Policy: Combating Anti-LGBT Bias in Sports

NCLR’s Sports Project regularly advocates for and assists transgender athletes across the country. NCLR co-founded and participates in a coalition of LGBT sports leaders from across the country that works to combat anti-LGBT bias in sports. The coalition brings together college and professional athletes, coaches, athletic administrators, political figures, LGBT advocates and sports organizations to…


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Press Releases


May 1, 2019

NCLR Condemns Decision by International Sports Court Permitting Discrimination against Caster Semenya


April 4, 2017

NCLR responds to NCAA decision to back down on commitment to take a stand against North Carolina’s HB2

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