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NCLR Statement on Bipartisan U.S. Senate Vote Passing the Respect for Marriage Act

NCLR Statement on Bipartisan U.S. Senate Vote Passing the Respect for Marriage Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congress took a historic step toward legislatively protecting marriage equality in federal law for the first time in a bipartisan vote of 61-36, with 12 Republican Senators joining every Democratic Senator in voting aye on the legislation. This summer the House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act with a strong bipartisan majority of 267 members – including 47 Republicans – reflecting the will of the more than  71% of Americans who support the freedom...

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Parents Challenging Alabama’s Criminal Ban on Healthcare for Transgender Adolescents to Argue before the 11th Circuit Friday

Parents Challenging Alabama’s Criminal Ban on Healthcare for Transgender Adolescents to Argue before the 11th Circuit Friday

Plaintiffs urge the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals not to reinstate a law that would criminalize doctors and parents for ensuring their transgender children can access necessary medical care to support their well-being MONTGOMERY – Plaintiffs challenging Alabama’s SB 184 tomorrow will urge the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to affirm the district court’s order barring enforcement of the law, which would criminalize doctors and parents for providing transgender children with...

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NCLR Celebrates 45th Anniversary with First In-Person Gala since 2019

NCLR Celebrates 45th Anniversary with First In-Person Gala since 2019

The 2022 Champions for Justice Dinner and Party will welcome NCLR’s Executive Director Imani Rupert Gordon to her inaugural annual gala since joining the leading LGBTQ organization in 2020  SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) will join hundreds of donors, supporters, and friends on Friday, November 11, 2022, for an evening of inspiration, activism, and community at the Marriot Marquis and Metreon Cityview in San Francisco, CA. NCLR’s Champions for Justice...

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San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

November 10-11: in-personNovember 12-20: online For 25 years, SFTFF has screened films that promote the visibility of transgender and gender variant people and challenge the mainstream media’s negative stereotypes of our communities. We provide opportunities for transgender and gender variant media artists, build community through our film and performance events, and engage our audiences in cross-community dialogue. This year, SFTFF curated 7 brilliant programs featuring over 40 films, both...

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Transgender Day of Remembrance – San Francisco and Palm Springs

Transgender Day of Remembrance – San Francisco and Palm Springs

Transgender Day of Remembrance is a time for the LGBTQI+ community and its allies to come together in the Coachella Valley in solidarity and be one voice to protect this community from violence, oppression, and discrimination. NCLR is a proud sponsor of this year’s Trans Day of Remembrance in both San Francisco and Palm Springs, CA. First Transgender Immigrant Symposium & Second Global South Transgender Day of Remembrance November 18, 2022 11:30 am – 5:30 pm455 Golden Gate Avenue,...

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The Facts About MPOX

PRINT VERSION (PDF) MPOX (also known as monkeypox) is a rare illness that began spreading in the United States starting in Spring 2022. While MPOX has to date primarily been spreading through the gay and bisexual male, men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender communities, it is important to remember that anyone can still contract MPOX. To keep yourself & the community safe, it is good to recognize the signs and symptoms of MPOX and how to avoid it. How it Spreads According to the...

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NCLR Hails Decision by U.S. Supreme Court that Paves Way for Release of Historic Prop 8 Recordings

NCLR Hails Decision by U.S. Supreme Court that Paves Way for Release of Historic Prop 8 Recordings

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of the Ninth Circuit’s 2021 ruling that allowed for the public release of the video recording of the federal trial challenging Proposition 8 – the 2009 ballot initiative that reversed the California Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision by amending the California Constitution to permit discrimination against same-sex couples. “NCLR is thrilled that the United States Supreme Court has finally ended the decade-long legal...

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HRC, NCLR, Over 100 LGBTQ+, Health, Religious Advocacy Organizations Call for Increased Action and Funding to Combat Monkeypox (MPXV)

HRC, NCLR, Over 100 LGBTQ+, Health, Religious Advocacy Organizations Call for Increased Action and Funding to Combat Monkeypox (MPXV)

116 organizations signed on to a letter urging the White House and Congress to provide funding to help eradicate the MPXV outbreak and to ensure equitable access to care and vaccines WASHINGTON – This week, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) penned a letter to elected leaders calling for more funding and action to help stop the MPXV outbreak. Over 100 LGBTQ+, health, and religious advocacy organizations – including PrEP4All and the National...

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Ninth Circuit Unanimously Upholds Washington’s Conversion Therapy Law

Ninth Circuit Unanimously Upholds Washington’s Conversion Therapy Law

“Laws like Washington’s are critical to protecting minors and parents from being harmed by unethical therapists who falsely claim to be able to prevent a child from being gay or transgender.” OLYMPIA, WA — A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit unanimously affirmed that Washington state’s law protecting minors from conversion therapy is constitutional and may be enforced, holding:  “In relying on the body of evidence before it as well as the medical recommendations of expert...

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Legal Advocates Urge Supreme Court to Reject Effort Seeking Unprecedented Exemption from Anti-Discrimination Law

Legal Advocates Urge Supreme Court to Reject Effort Seeking Unprecedented Exemption from Anti-Discrimination Law

LGBTQ organizations’ friend-of-the-court brief warns the “free speech exemption” sought by petitioners in 303 Creative v. Elenis would undermine the bedrock protections that public accommodations laws have long provided against discrimination based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, and more in the marketplace  WASHINGTON – LGBTQ civil and legal rights advocates today filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm long-standing...

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