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NCLR Launches the Healthcare is Caring Campaign,
 Advocating for Healthcare for Transgender Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, November 13, 2023 CONTACTJennifer Bing, NCLR, 415.845.9406, jbing@nclrights.org  SAN FRANCISCO, CA – To kick off Transgender Awareness Week 2023, the National Center for Lesbian Rights announced today the launch of the Healthcare is Caring campaign to show that transgender healthcare, just like any other form of essential care, can save lives and enable […]


Statement on Denial of Preliminary Injunction for Florida SB 254’s Restrictions on Healthcare for Transgender Adults

September 12, 2023 (TALLAHASSEE) — A Florida federal district court judge today issued an order denying a motion to temporarily block state restrictions on access to healthcare for transgender adults contained in SB 254 while the legal challenge to the law continues. Attorneys for the plaintiffs issued the following statement: “The state’s restrictions on well-established […]


Alabama Parents ask Full 11th Circuit to Review Panel Decision that Allows the State to Ban Needed Medical Care for their Children

The panel decision reversing the block on Alabama’s criminal transgender healthcare ban undermines parents’ bedrock right to provide their children with established medical care and conflicts with clear precedent that laws targeting transgender people discriminate based on sex Alabama families challenging the state’s ban on medical care for their transgender children have asked the full […]


Statement on 11th Circuit Ruling Reversing Injunction on Alabama Transgender Healthcare Ban

ATLANTA, GA – Today, a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision reversing a federal district court ruling blocking enforcement of Alabama’s law banning medical care for transgender adolescents. The district court opinion, which was issued last spring, held that Alabama’s law likely violated the federal Equal Protection Clause and […]


Organizations Suing to Stop Florida’s Transgender Health Ban Add Challenge to Restrictions on Adult Care and Request for Class-wide Relief

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Organizations challenging Florida’s transgender healthcare ban on behalf of seven families with transgender children filed an amended complaint today expanding the case to address state law SB 254’s harmful restrictions on access to care for adults and seeking class-wide relief for all transgender minors and adults who require medical care restricted by […]


NCLR Applauds Biden Administration Move to Ensure Equal Treatment of LGBTQ People and Families in Federal Programs

Proposed Rule from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Codifies Critical Nondiscrimination Protections in Essential Programs WASHINGTON, DC – The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) applauds the Biden Administration for taking steps to eradicate harmful discrimination in federally-funded social service programs. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed regulation […]


NCLR Disappointed by Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Discrimination in Certain Circumstances

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in a 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that certain businesses that involve customized expressive messages may turn away same-sex couples or other customers. The ruling came in the case 303 Creative v. Elenis, in which the Court addressed whether a website designer in Colorado could refuse to design wedding […]


Federal Court Blocks Kentucky’s Unconstitutional Bans on Necessary Medical Care for Trans Youth

LOUISVILLE, KY – Today, the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky granted the ACLU of Kentucky, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s motion for a preliminary injunction blocking Section 4 of Senate Bill 150, the provision of an anti-trans omnibus law in Kentucky that bans […]


Born Perfect Applauds Governor Hobbs’ Executive Order Making Arizona the 27th State to Protect Youth from the Dangerous Practice of Conversion Therapy

PHOENIX, AZ – Today, Governor Hobbs made history by signing an executive order prohibiting licensed therapists from subjecting minors to conversion therapy, a dangerous practice that seeks to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. With her order, Arizona is now the 27th state to protect youth from this deadly practice, whether by […]


NCLR Hails Reintroduction of Equality Act in Congress, Joins Broad Coalition Calling for Swift Passage in Congress

If passed, historic legislation would bar discrimination against LGBTQ individuals, women, and people of color in education, employment, housing, credit, public accommodations, and other aspects of everyday life WASHINGTON, DC – Today, NCLR lauded the reintroduction of the Equality Act (S.5/H.R.15), a comprehensive federal civil rights bill that would create permanent protections for LGBTQ individuals, […]


Coalition of LGBTQ Organizations, Faith Institutions, Others Issue Statement of Support for LA Dodgers Pride Night

SAN FRANCISCO, CA ­– Today a coalition of LGBTQ, faith, sports, and other organizations released a statement of support for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the inclusion of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at their Pride Night tonight, Friday, June 16. GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, and Athlete Ally, a national nonprofit […]


Federal Court Halts Enforcement of Florida Transgender Health Ban Against Challengers

TALLAHASSEE, FL – A federal district court today issued an order blocking enforcement of Florida state Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine rules banning established medical care for transgender adolescents as well as provisions in SB 254 that codify those rules into state law with added criminal and civil penalties. Today’s order allows Florida parents […]

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