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Month: March 2019

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NCLR and Lambda Legal Sue Arizona over Anti-LGBTQ Curriculum Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2019 Contacts: Shannon Minter (c) 415-624-6071; Email sminter@nclrights.org “I’ve been bullied because of my sexual orientation, and this law just encourages more of the same by labeling who I am as something to be ashamed of.” (Tucson, AZ, March 28, 2019) – The National Center for Lesbian Rights and Lambda Legal, along with law professor Clifford Rosky and pro bono...

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In re T.

T. is a transgender man from Mexico who is still working to overcome the lasting effects of the trauma he has experienced, both in his country and here in the United States. In fact, he was the victim of an attack here in the U.S. T. learned about asylum through his friend, who was also an NCLR Immigration Project client. That friend introduced him to support groups, where he met other people he identified with, and which ultimately led to him deciding to apply for asylum. His friend also...

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In re A.M.D.

A.M.D. is a transgender man from Mexico who has suffered much persecution in his country of origin at the hands of society at large and state authorities, including sexual abuse and threats against his life. A.M.D. had a very difficult time preparing for and feeling confident during the asylum interview, because he has challenges remembering dates and specific details of events in his life, in part due to the effects of the persecution he suffered. Thanks to the diligent work of our...

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I survived eight years of conversion therapy. But I fought back.

My name is Kate McCobb and I survived eight years of conversion therapy.  This is my story.In 2006, when I was 25, I began seeing a therapist who fixated on the fact I was a lesbian – even though I didn’t seek counseling about that. He insisted that my attraction to women was pathological, a result of childhood sexual abuse even though I had no memories of that at all.He claimed that with his help, my brain could be “rewired” to reveal my “true self” – a...

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National Center for Lesbian Rights Settles Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Against Therapist for Conversion Therapy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2019 Contact: Perry Sacks, psacks@mrss.com, (917) 438-4619   National Center for Lesbian Rights Settles Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Against Therapist for Conversion Therapy   SAN FRANCISCO—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), along with co-counsel Arnold & Porter, announced a settlement in a lawsuit filed by their client, Kate McCobb, that alleged a California-licensed...

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GLAD, NCLR Statement In Response To DOD Guidelines For Implementing Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2019    GLAD, NCLR Statement In Response To DOD Guidelines For Implementing Trump’s Transgender Military Ban   Move by Trump Administration Violates Court Orders While Injunction in One Lawsuit Against the Ban Remains in Place   Washington, D.C. – GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) released the following statements in response to the Department of Defense’s release today of guidelines for implementing...

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Christopher Doyle, LPC, LCPC v. Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr.

On May 15, 2018, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed the state’s Youth Mental Health Protection Act, prohibiting state-licensed therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient under 18 years old. Every leading medical and mental health organization in the country has warned that these practices do not work and put young people at risk of serious harm, including depression, substance abuse, and suicide. In January 2019, an anti-LGBTQ legal group...

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Parents for Privacy v. Barr

On November 11, 2017, a group of parents challenged their local school district’s policy of permitting transgender students to use the facilities consistent with the student’s gender identity. The school district moved to dismiss the complaint. On July 24, 2018, the District Court dismissed the parents’ claims, finding that the district’s transgender-inclusive policies do not violate the rights of non-transgender students. The parents appealed. On March 11, 2019, the...

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