(San Francisco, CA, January 04, 2011)—Want to be in a promo for the National Center for Lesbian Rights? NCLR is proud to launch the “I am NCLR …” photo campaign, designed to reflect and showcase our clients and supporters who fight alongside us everyday to ensure that every lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender person can live with dignity and security.

Since NCLR’s start in 1977, we have helped shape the laws and policies that impact the LGBTQ community, and our work embraces every aspect of who we are as a diverse community, recognizing that we come from many different backgrounds and face a wide range of issues, including: immigration and asylum, employment equality, adoption and family rights, marriage, racial justice, sports, relationship recognition, transgender rights, access to services for youth and elders, and equal access to healthcare and government benefits.

NCLR has always been on the cutting edge of legal and social issues. We were the first LGBTQ legal organization to launch a project to advocate for LGBTQ youth in the mental health system, schools, foster care, and juvenile detention. We were also the first to create permanent projects for same-sex binational couples and LGBTQ asylum seekers, LGBTQ elders, transgender people, LGBTQ farmworkers, low-income LGBTQ people seeking services from legal aid organizations, and even LGBTQ athletes and coaches.

As we look ahead to yet another major milestone in 2012—our 35th anniversary—we are launching the “I am NCLR …” photo campaign to reflect the members of our LGBTQ community and our allies. Through March 31, 2012, we would like your photos—your portraits, snapshots and special moments—with a homemade poster or sign in which you fill in the sentence, “I am NCLR, and I am…,” telling us how you reflect our groundbreaking work.

A panel of artists, photographers, and NCLR staff will select some of the best images that will be used in NCLR promotional and marketing material through our 35th anniversary, where we will showcase many of your photos that will help tell NCLR’s story through real images from real people.

Learn more about the “I am NCLR …” photo campaign, check out examples and how to submit your photos.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.