National Center for Lesbian Rights


Month: August 2019

Our Voices blog

Title X Gag Rule Cases

In July and August 2019, NCLR and thirteen other national LGBTQ organizations filed friend-of-the-court briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Ninth Circuits in multiple challenges to the Trump administration’s domestic “gag rule.” The cases concern a set of regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that change the rules in the federal family planning program known as Title X. The program funds clinics and health departments around the...


Regional Briefings

NCLR Lives Here!  NCLR is in your town, in your schools, in your community! Every day we fight for freedom and liberty.  We know you care about these values and that you too are committed to LGBTQ justice.  We also know that home matters to us all and we each have a particular interest in what is happening in our own states, neighborhoods and communities.  NCLR was born in San Francisco, but we live throughout the United States and we invite you to join us to talk about our work in and the...


NCLR Denounces Trump Administration’s “Public Charge Rule” Criminalizing Immigrants Benefitting From Social Welfare Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2019 Contact: Shannon Minter – 415-624-6071; Email (Washington, DC)— Today the Trump Administration published in final form its discriminatory “public charge” rule after strong opposition from a broad spectrum of immigration advocates, civil rights organizations, and mainstream media, including even the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal....


Lez Talk Dallas + NCLR Happy Hour

Come meet some of the NCLR team at our exclusive post-event Happy Hour & Dessert mixer at this year’s Lez Talk Dallas Conference! Designed for us, by us, Lez Talk Dallas is a women’s empowerment conference bringing together lesbian, transgender, bisexual, pansexual and demisexual women as well as our allies for a day of empowerment, support, love, and learning. The conference is carefully curated to provide an inclusive space for lesbian+ singles and couples to learn and talk...


Sonoma Garden Party

Online ticket sales have closed, but you can still buy your ticket at the door! Just email Aubree at to let her know you want to attend and she’ll send you the event address. Hope to see you there!


Protect LGBTQ Access to Healthcare!

The Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a rule that would open the door to increased discrimination in health care against LGBTQ people and those who use reproductive health care services. But they can’t start applying this rule before they hear from the public. We need to let them know that this new rule is unacceptable. Use the form below to tell the administration that all people deserve access to health care free from discrimination. If you are an...


NCLR’s Born Perfect Campaign Hails Groundbreaking North Carolina Order Protecting LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2019 Contact: Shannon Minter – 415-624-6071; Email   (Raleigh, NC)  Today, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order to protect vulnerable young people from conversion therapy, which seeks to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The order directs the North Carolina Department of Health and...


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