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

NCLR says NCAA “threw in the towel,” chose to “stand down in the face of discrimination”   (April 4, 2017...

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National LGBT Organizations Urge Big 12 Conference to Skip BYU

(New York, NY, August 9, 2016)—Athlete Ally, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and more than 20 leading LGBT...

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NCLR Applauds USA Rugby Commitment to End LGBT Discrimination in the Game

(San Francisco, CA, September 15, 2015)—Today, USA Rugby and International Gay Rugby formed a partnership to help promote a diverse...

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NCLR Welcomes IOC’s New Sexual Orientation Nondiscrimination Policy

(San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2014)—Today, during a meeting in Monaco, the 127th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted...

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National Think Tank Convenes to Create Inclusive and Respectful Environments for College Athletes and Coaches

(Indianapolis, IN, November 4, 2014)— A newly formed think tank of college, LGBT, sports, and religious leaders will convene today...

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LGBT Sports Coalition Urges CrossFit to Allow Chloie Jönnson to Compete Against Women

(Chicago, March 14, 2014)—The LGBT Sports Coalition calls for fitness company CrossFit to reverse its decision to force one of...

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Governor Brown Signs Historic Transgender Student Bill into Law

(San Francisco, CA, August 12, 2013)—Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the historic School Success and Opportunity Act into law,...

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Bill Supporting Transgender Students Goes to the Senate Floor

SACRAMENTO—Today the California Senate Education Committee passed AB 1266 (Ammiano), the School Success and Opportunity Act, a bill that provides...

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Sports Leaders Gather to Tackle Anti-LGBT Bias in Athletics

(San Francisco, CA, June 5, 2013)—An alliance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) sports leaders from across the country has announced the second annual Nike LGBT Sports Summit, set for June 12-15 in Portland, Ore. The Sports Summit will bring together college and professional athletes, coaches, athletic administrators, political figures, LGBT advocates and sports organizations to combat anti-LGBT bias in sports.

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Groundbreaking Nike LGBT Sports Summit Takes on Bullying, Homophobia and Transphobia in Sports

Comprehensive Action Plan Aims to Redefine ‘Athletic Champion’ (Beaverton, OR, June 18, 2012)—Many of the nation’s top lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer sports leaders joined Nike representatives at Nike World Headquarters for the first-ever Nike LGBT Sports Summit to combat bullying and anti-LGBTQ bias and discrimination in sports.

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