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On LGBTQ Families Day a New Report Calls for Updating State Parentage Laws to  Protect Children and LGBTQ Families 

With LGBTQ families facing ongoing and increasing discrimination across the country, updates to state laws are urgently needed to ensure all children can have a secure legal tie to their parents   Five leading national organizations that advocate for LGBTQ families joined forces on a new report, Relationships at Risk: Why We Need to Update State […]


NCLR Statement on Uganda Anti-Gay Law

“There is a direct line between this horrific new law in Uganda and the relentless efforts of our opponents in the U.S. to demonize LGBTQ+ people and strip them of rights. Our hearts go out to LGBTQ+ Ugandans and their families, who are facing one of the worst human rights crises of our times. Every […]


Over 100 Leading LGBTQ+ Advocacy Organizations and Allies Call on Target and Business Community to Reject Coordinated, Extremist Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks

Organizations that have signed on to the statement include UltraViolet, Equality Federation, Georgia Equality, Equality Virginia, CenterLink, Garden State Equality, Matthew Shepard Foundation, NMAC WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), GLAAD, GLSEN, Family Equality, National LGBTQ Task Force, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and National Black Justice Coalition, in partnership with more than […]


Parents File for an Emergency Order to Block SB 254 as Governor DeSantis Signs Discriminatory Law Criminalizing Transgender Healthcare

Florida families have added a challenge to SB 254 to their pending lawsuit against the bans issued by the state’s Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine, and are seeking an emergency order blocking both TALLAHASSEE, FL – Three Florida parents have asked a federal court to issue a temporary restraining order immediately blocking enforcement of […]


NCLR, GLAD, Trevor Project, and Coalition of Organizations Support Biden Administration’s Inclusive Title IX Athletics Rule

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and The Trevor Project – along with the National Education Association and more than a dozen other organizations – have submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education supporting its proposed rule requiring equal treatment of transgender students in school […]


PRESS CONFERENCE: ACLU of Kentucky and National Center for Lesbian Rights File Lawsuit Against Portion of SB 150

WHAT: Press Conference  WHO: ACLU of KentuckyNational Center for Lesbian Rights Speaking: Corey Shapiro, ACLU of KentuckyShannon Minter, National Center for Lesbian Rights  WHEN: Thursday, May 4 10:00 AM WHERE: ACLU of Kentucky Offices325 W Main St., Suite 2210Louisville, KY 40202 Zoom Link: https://aclu.zoom.us/j/87844089997 ### The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky is freedom’s watchdog, […]


Minnesota Becomes 21st State to Protect Youth from Conversion Therapy

April 24, 2023 (SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA) — Minnesota made history today when Governor Tim Walz signed into law a bill 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. Minnesota is now the 21st state to prohibit conversion therapy. Utah […]


Florida Parents Seek Emergency Ruling to Resume Medical Care for Transgender Adolescents

April 24, 2023 (TALLAHASSEE) – Florida families challenging the state’s ban on medically necessary healthcare for their transgender children filed a motion today asking the court to halt the ban while their case proceeds. Parents told the federal district court in their motion for a preliminary injunction that the ban, which went into effect late […]


NCLR Welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Decision Restoring Access to Medication Abortion

High Court Intervenes to Correct Grave Errors of Lower Federal Courts WASHINGTON, DC – Today the U.S. Supreme Court took appropriate action and stayed the outrageous opinion issued two weeks ago by U.S. District Judge Mathew Kacsmaryk that purported to invalidate the FDA’s approval of Mifepristone, one of two drugs used as part of the most common […]


NCLR Condemns House of Representatives Upcoming Vote on Harmful Bill Targeting Transgender Kids

Floor Vote on H.R. 734 Expected on Thursday WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives is moving toward a floor vote on the so-called “Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2023.” This mean-spirited bill, which should really be called the “Politics Over Participation Act,” would amend Title IX of the Education Amendments […]


Arizona Families File Lawsuit Challenging the State’s Ban on Transgender Girls Playing School Sports

TUCSON, AZ – Today, two Arizona families filed a legal challenge in federal court against S.B. 1165, which prohibits transgender girls from competing in school sports. The Plaintiffs are represented by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the Law Firms Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Osborn Maledon P.A. The law singles out transgender […]


National LGBTQ Legal Groups Condemn Missouri Action Barring Healthcare for Transgender People

Today, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey issued an Emergency Rule regarding the medical treatment of transgender people. Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and GLBTQ Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) issued the following statement. As national legal groups who represent LGBTQ people and […]


NCLR Applauds Release of New Proposed Title IX Rule on Transgender Students and Sports

Today’s release of a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Education affirms that Title IX requires the equal participation of transgender students in sports.  WASHINGTON, DC – Today the United States Department of Education released a new Title IX rule affirming protections for transgender students’ participation in sports. The proposed rule provides that categorically banning […]


New SAMHSA Report Underscores the Harms of Conversion Therapy & Importance of Affirmation for LGBTQ Young People’s Mental Health

The landmark report consistently cites The Trevor Project’s research, which finds conversion therapy is associated with increased suicide risk, while affirmation promotes well-being. March 31, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ young people, and Born Perfect, the National Center for Lesbian Rights’ program to end conversion therapy, released the […]

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