National Center for Lesbian Rights

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Month: September 2018

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NCLR Statement on President Trump’s Dismissal of Sexual Assault Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / 215.983.3099 NCLR Statement on President Trump’s Dismissal of Sexual Assault Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh  WASHINGTON, DC—President Trump held an open press conference today during which he addressed new sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh from a third accuser, Julie Swetnick. National...

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Raini Vargas

Raini Vargas

Raini C. Vargas joined the National Center for Lesbian Rights in 2019. At NCLR, Raini assists in the day-to-day and long-term operations of the office, bookkeeping, human resources support, external relations with IT and administration-related vendors, Board of Directors, and monitors the needs of the organization to ensure staff and NCLR are able to operate smoothly.  Raini graduated from San Francisco State University in May 2019, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a...

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Sara Brogden

Sara Brogden

As Finance and Operations Manager, Sara manages day-to-day and long-term operations for NCLR’s organizational needs. She comes to the national LGBTQ movement after years of local and state LGBTQ advocacy, believing in the power of movement building through conversations, organizing, and the mentorship of youth. Since moving to the Bay, she shifted her advocacy work to economic empowerment and has worked to create platforms for community building and networking for LGBTQ entrepreneurs. Sara has...

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NCLR Calls on Kavanaugh to Withdraw as Pattern of Sexual Assaults Emerges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / 215.983.3099 As Pattern of Alleged Sexual Assaults Emerges, NCLR Calls on Brett Kavanaugh to Withdraw NCLR says, “The gravity of this pattern of alleged sexual assaults casts a troubling cloud …Kavanaugh’s nomination must be withdrawn” WASHINGTON, DC—Today Montgomery County investigators confirmed they are aware of another sexual...

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7 Years After Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: NCLR and GLAD Joint Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2018 Contacts: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 NCLR and GLAD, the LGBTQ Legal Organizations Leading the Fight to Stop the Trump-Pence Trans Military Ban, Joint Statement on 7 Years Since the End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell...

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NCLR Calls on White House to Direct FBI to Investigate Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / 215.983.3099 NCLR Calls on the White House to Direct the FBI to Investigate Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh NCLR says, “Professor Ford’s story cuts close to the bone for many members of our LGBTQ community who have been subjected to the pain and devastation of sexual violence.” WASHINGTON, DC—Professor...

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Trump Administration Motion to Dissolve Preliminary Injunction Blocking Trans Military Ban is Denied

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2018 MEDIA CONTACTS: Samuel Garrett-Pate, Equality California sam@eqca.org / (973) 476-3770 Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Tania Mercado, California DOJ...

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CA First to Guarantee Gender-Affirming Healthcare for Trans Foster Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / 215.983.3099 California is Now the First State in the Country to Guarantee Trans Foster Youth Can Access Gender-Affirming Healthcare  SAN FRANCISCO, CA—California Governor Jerry Brown signed landmark transgender rights legislation into law last week, guaranteeing the right of California’s foster youth to access...

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NCLR Victory for Trans Youth! FL School District Settles Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / 215.983.3099   Victory for Trans Youth: Florida School District Settles Lawsuit, Will Allow Transgender Student to Use Restrooms and Locker Rooms in Accordance with Gender Identity   SAN FRANCISCO—The federal district court for the Middle District of Florida has approved a settlement agreement in a lawsuit the National Center for...

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NCLR Demands Senate Stop Kavanaugh’s Nomination Process to Investigate Sexual Assault Allegations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2018 Contact:  Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / 215.983.3099 NCLR Demands the Senate Stop Kavanaugh’s Nomination Process to Investigate Sexual Assault Allegations  WASHINGTON, DC— National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Legal Director Shannon Minter issued the following statement:   “The allegations of sexual assault raised against Brett Kavanaugh are detailed, credible, and...

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