FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Hawaii Now the 12th State to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy NCLR’s Mathew Shurka testified during Hawaii’s legislative hearings and said today, “As a survivor, I know how harmful conversion therapy can be, and I could not be happier that Hawaii has taken this important step to protect the...


A statement from Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, July 6, 2010)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) condemned Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle’s veto of a bill that would have allowed both same-sex and different-sex couples in Hawaii to protect their families by entering into civil unions. A statement from NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell: “Governor Lingle has demonstrated a shocking disregard for the well-being of Hawaii families. The civil-union bill...