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Beyond Equality: Combating Violence Against Trans Women of Color

On July 30th, a 15-year old trans girl was stabbed on a metro platform in Washington, D.C. Though it has not yet been formally designated a hate crime, given the facts surrounding the incident, it seems clear that this young girl was attacked because of her gender identity. This is sadly the case for most violence against trans people, particularly trans women of color. While the victim of this horrendous crime is fortunately in stable condition, this is not the case for many of our sisters...

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Statement from NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell in Support of State Bar Protest

(San Francisco, CA, September 2, 2009)— Today the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) issued a statement in support of the California state bar associations and Unite Here Local 30 protest of the California State Bar Association’s decision to hold its upcoming Annual Meeting at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. A statement from NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell, Esq. “The National Center for Lesbian Rights strongly supports the efforts of the Bay Area Lawyers for...

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LGBTQ Organizations Mourn the Loss of Transgender Victims of Violence

10th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Recognized Throughout California (San Francisco, CA, November 20, 2008)— Community United Against Violence, Equality California, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Transgender Law Center mourn the loss of our brothers and sisters on the 10th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. This year, we remember the tragic deaths of Ruby Moreno, Lawrence King, and so many others in our communities who have lost their lives to violence and abuse. Ruby...

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Groups Advocating for LGBTQ Rights Urge D.A. to Charge Alleged Lawrence King Murderer as a Minor

“We call on prosecutors not to compound this tragedy with another wrong.” (Los Angeles, CA, April 14, 2008)—A coalition of 27 groups fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights today is urging Ventura County prosecutors to try 14-year-old Brandon McInerney in juvenile court, and not as an adult. McInerney has been charged as an adult in the February 12 murder of his E.O. Green Middle School classmate, 15-year-old Lawrence King. Students say McInerney targeted King because...

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