(San Francisco, CA, December 17, 2015)—Today Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled a landmark policy paper addressing issues that affect the LGBTQ community. Clinton’s policy proposal is the first and most specific issued by any presidential candidate currently in the 2016 race.

Statement from National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Executive Director Kate Kendell:

“The policy positions announced today by Hillary Clinton sketch a bold vision for our community in this country and beyond. We applaud Secretary Clinton for her audacious and uncompromising support for a range of policy initiatives which, if realized, would improve the lives and futures of every lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender person in our nation and the world. By addressing issues like parenting and adoption, protections for LGBTQ youth, conversion therapy, violence against transgender people and transgender service in the military, and health care access for people with HIV—issues which have long been part of NCLR’s work—Secretary Clinton reflects a genuine understanding of the issues facing LGBTQ people and their families. Her passionate support is extremely gratifying.”