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NCLR Hails Historic Update to Title IX Rules

President Biden’s proposed updates to Title IX on its 50th anniversary include strong protections for LGBTQ students WASHINGTON, DC – Today, on the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the historic federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in our nation’s public schools, the U.S. Department of Education has issued regulations codifying federal court […]

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NCLR Applauds President Biden’s Historic Executive Order on Protections for LGBTQI+ Americans

Presidential Order Addresses the Deadly Harm  of Conversion Therapy WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Biden issued a historic and sweeping executive order aimed at addressing multiple facets of discrimination against LGBTQI+ Americans. The order, timed to coincide with Pride Month, addresses the wave of anti-LGBTQI+ bills being introduced and passed in dozens of states across the […]

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Scores of LGBTQI+ Organizations Call on Policymakers to Protect Abortion Rights

National Center for Lesbian Rights Spearheads Joint Call for Action WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights released an open letter signed by 91 organizations representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) community voicing their strong support for the right to abortion. Channeling the outrage and alarm being felt […]

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Judge Halts Alabama Law Criminalizing Parents for Obtaining Essential Medical Care for their Transgender Children

Parents and doctors express relief that transgender adolescents will be able to continue receiving necessary medical care while their challenge to SB 184 proceeds. An Alabama federal district court judge has issued a ruling blocking enforcement of Alabama SB 184 while a legal challenge to the law proceeds. SB 184 criminalizes parents who seek to get […]

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Alabama Parents, Joined by Minister and Medical Providers, Seek Emergency Court Order Blocking Law that Will Criminalize their Transgender Children’s Ongoing Medical Care

Facing criminal penalties and a devastating loss of essential medical care for their children, four Alabama parents from across the state, joined by two medical providers and Rev. Eknes-Tucker of Pilgrim UCC Church in Birmingham will ask a federal court to block SB 184 from taking effect Four Alabama parents are asking a federal court […]

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After Governor Ivey Signs Anti-Transgender Bill, Alabama Families and Doctors Sue to Stop State’s Criminalization of Healthcare for Transgender Children and Adolescents

Two Alabama families and Alabama medical providers Dr. Morissa Ladinsky and Dr. Hussein Abdul-Latif have filed suit in federal court following Governor Kay Ivey’s signing of SB 184. The plaintiffs are represented by the Southern Poverty Law Center, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Human Rights Campaign with […]

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Doctors and Families to Challenge Alabama’s Criminalization of Healthcare for Transgender Children and Adolescents

The Southern Poverty Law Center,  the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, and Human Rights Campaign will bring suit on behalf of two medical providers and multiple families who would be directly harmed by the law The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), GLBTQ Legal […]

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NCLR Applauds Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court 

Historic Appointment Brings Needed Diversity to Nation’s Highest Court  WASHINGTON, DC – Today, by a bipartisan vote of 53-47, the United States Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as an Associate Justice on the United State Supreme Court. She will take her place on the bench following the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer […]

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White House Welcomes Trans Youth

Vice President Kamala Harris, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and Admiral Rachel Levine historically mark Transgender Day of Visibility in meeting with transgender and non-binary youth, their families and advocates, while announcing slew of federal policy changes WASHINGTON, DC – On March 31, 2022, in recognition of Transgender Day of Visibility, Vice President Kamala Harris, Second […]

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NCLR Hails U.S. Soccer Board of Directors Resolution to Adopt a Ban on Discriminatory Chants at Games in the U.S., Urges Formalized Policy As Quickly as Possible

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors passed a resolution to adopt a ban on discriminatory chants at all soccer matches sanctioned by U.S. Soccer. The Board will next convert the “zero-tolerance” resolution towards homophobic chants into a formal policy for enforcement at all matches that U.S. Soccer hosts or sanctions […]

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NCLR Denounces TX Governor Abbott’s Order to “Investigate” Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Kids

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – This week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an order purporting to direct child welfare agents in the state to “investigate” parents who support their transgender children. The move comes days after Texas Attorney General  Ken Paxton issued a non-binding opinion claiming that state law prohibits parents from seeking medically necessary – […]

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NCLR Statement on Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and President Biden’s Historic Opportunity to Appoint Pro-Equality Successor

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer announced his intention to retire. Justice Breyer, who was appointed by President Clinton in 1994, has been a consistent supporter of women’s rights, reproductive freedoms, voter protections, and LGBTQ equality. His retirement gives President Biden a historic opportunity to name a pro-equality successor […]

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“Safe Schools For All” Launches to Help Students Take Action Against Bullying

New website from GLAD, GLSEN, NCLR, and PFLAG National provides support and resources for LGBTQI+ students. SAN FRANCISCO, CA — As schools and school districts across the country face hostile protests of LGBTQI+ inclusive education, students who are experiencing discrimination, bullying and harassment based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression now have […]

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