Month: October 2020

Our Voices blog

Hello NCLR!  This has been a difficult time, and many of us have been reflecting on why we do our work, what drives us, and what inspires us. In 1989 Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality. And although these days it has become a bit of a buzzword, it is still the concept that helps me best articulate why I do my work, and more specifically, why I do my work the WAY I do.   Often, when we hear the word intersectional, it’s to explain how we talk about someone who...


September 15 to October 15 represents Latinx Heritage Month, a time for many of us to acknowledge and celebrate our cultures, ancestry, and families. For those of us in the LGBTQ community, it is a time that we honor our LGBTQ Latinx ancestors who paved the way. Sylvia Rivera, José Sarria, and Gloria Anzaldúa are just a few examples of the brave LGBTQ trailblazers who fought for our lives to be better. In the last week of September, we held our annual Rural Pride Summit, an event that...


You have been by our side for a long time, through moments of thrilling victory and through many moments of peril and uncertainty as well.   We know you look to us to do our research, be one step ahead of our foes, and be ready to pivot and fight until we win the rights and achieve the lived equality we all deserve.  Rest assured, we are working harder than ever to respond to inequities and create a more just world. This past week, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, joined by...