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2018

Asylum & Immigration

February 16, 2018

CA Sanctuary Cities Case Gets Boost from LGBT Groups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2018 Contact:  Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099     California Sanctuary Cities Case Gets a Boost from LGBT Groups Groups file brief on irreparable harms to health and safety, and cite law enforcement opposition to Trump’s executive order   SAN FRANCISCO—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Transgender Law Center (TLC),…

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Transgender Youth

February 12, 2018

CA Leads Country with Bill to Protect Trans Youth in Foster Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2018 Contact:  Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 California Leads Country with Bill to Protect Transgender Youth in Foster Care NCLR says, “Transgender youth often experience severe trauma before entering foster care. We cannot allow this trauma to continue while they are in care.” SACRAMENTO—California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria has introduced a…

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Family & Relationships

February 7, 2018

LGBT Groups Support Child’s Wrongful Death Claim for Parent Tasered by Police

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2018 Contacts:  Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 David Colker, ACLU dcolker@aclusocal.org / (213) 977-5242 or 626-755-4129 (cell) California Court Denies Child’s Wrongful Death Claim for Parent Tasered by Police NCLR, ACLU, and LA LGBT Center File Brief in Support of Child LOS ANGELES—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), ACLU Foundation of Southern California, ACLU…

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Employment

January 26, 2018

1st Circuit Recognizes Lesbian Firefighter’s Sex Discrimination Claim

The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday upheld a $700,000 jury award for Lori Franchina, a lesbian firefighter who experienced extensive unchecked harassment from her co-workers at the Providence Fire Department.

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Federal Legislation & Policy

January 20, 2018

NCLR Condemns Trump Shutdown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Gray, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099  Government Shuts Down as Trump and Senate GOP Reject Bipartisan Solution to Protect Dreamers NCLR’s Tyrone Hanley calls the shutdown “completely avoidable” and calls for an end to the “cruel uncertainty facing Dreamers” (WASHINGTON, DC, January 20, 2018)—President Trump and the Senate…

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Additional Civil Rights

January 12, 2018

After Hate Group Sues Tampa to Overturn Prohibition of Dangerous Conversion Therapy for Minors, Equality Florida Files Motion to Defend the Ban Alongside the City of Tampa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2018 Contacts: Elizabeth Johnson, SPLC 334-224-0059 / elizabeth.johnson@splcenter.org Lauren Gray, NCLR 215-983-3099 / lgray@nclrights.org Brittany Link, Equality Florida 678-634-5566 / brittany@equalityflorida.org   After Hate Group Sues Tampa to Overturn Prohibition of Dangerous Conversion Therapy for Minors, Equality Florida Files Motion to Defend the Ban Alongside the City of Tampa Equality…

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Youth

January 9, 2018

Unanimous Vote: Florida County Protects LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099  Florida’s Broward County Passes Ordinance to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy by Unanimous Vote NCLR says, “Today’s unanimous vote speaks to the power of survivor stories and the indisputable evidence that conversion therapy is not only ineffective—it devastates our young people and community” (FORT LAUDERDALE, January…

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