National Center for Lesbian Rights

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Month: March 2018

Our Voices blog

Washington Law Protects LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / 215-983-3099   Governor Jay Inslee signs law ending conversion therapy in Washington for LGBTQ youth NCLR’s Born Perfect Campaign Successful in Efforts to Prohibit Conversion Therapy in the state of Washington   OLYMPIA, WA—Today, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law SB 5722, legislation that protects LGBTQ youth from the fraudulent,...

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NCLR, GLAD Respond to Trump’s Trans Military Ban Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2018 Contacts:  Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Trump Announces Plan for Implementing His Transgender Military Ban Today’s announcement has no immediate impact, as four federal courts have already prohibited the ban from taking...

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Horton v. Midwest Geriatric Management

Mark Horton was offered a job as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Midwest Geriatric Management, LLC, only to have the offer withdrawn after the company learned he had a same-sex partner. A U.S. district court in Missouri dismissed his discrimination claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 based on a case from the 1980s stating that Title VII does not protect lesbian, gay, and bisexual people from discrimination. On March 14, 2018, NCLR, along with GLBTQ Legal Advocates...

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The Job of a Lifetime

Leading the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been the job of a lifetime. I feel extremely honored to have held this position and privileged to have experienced the countless moments of joy and awe that have forever changed our lives as LGBTQ individuals. After 22 years, with a full and grateful heart, I will step-down as the Executive Director of NCLR at the end of this year. I never imagined I would live in San Francisco or lead an organization at the forefront of the fight for...

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NCLR’s Kate Kendell Will Step Down after 22 Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / 215-983-3099   After 22 Years, Kate Kendell to Step Down as National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kendell says, “I feel enormous gratitude to have been a part of the NCLR legacy and part of the history of the fight—still on-going—for justice for all LGBTQ people.” SAN FRANCISCO—Today, the...

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NCLR, GLAD Tell 8th Circuit: Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE March 15, 2018 Contacts: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 NCLR and GLAD file brief urging the Eighth Circuit to find sexual orientation discrimination prohibited under Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act Brief argues that...

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Supreme Court Rules on Title VII! Give now & Celebrate!