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In Trump’s budgets, LGBTQ community gets shortchanged

On May 23rd, President Trump released his first full federal budget proposal. While many knew it would be bad, nothing could have prepared us for this. If enacted, this budget would be devastating. It slashes funding for vital programs and services that help struggling individuals and families afford the basics- food, housing, heating, education, and healthcare. At the same time, the budget seeks an additional $54 billion for the defense department and gives corporations and the wealthy...

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Thirty-Five LGBTQ and HIV Advocacy Groups Mark Pride Month with Joint Statement on HIV/AIDS

Executive Directors Urge Broader LGBTQ Movement to Re-engage in Fight to End the Epidemic (San Francisco, CA, June 3, 2013)—As the nation marks the opening of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, executive directors from 35 LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS organizations from across the United States have released a joint letter  committing themselves and their organizations to re-engaging the broader LGBTQ community in the fight against HIV. While issues like marriage equality and...

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NCLR Commemorates World AIDS Day, Commends Obama Administration for Working to End the Pandemic

Statement by NCLR Federal Policy Director Maya Rupert, Esq. (Washington, D.C., December 1, 2011)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights joins advocates around the world commemorating World AIDS Day to remember those we have lost to this disease, to acknowledge the significant advances we have made, and to raise awareness about how far we still must come in the fight against HIV/AIDS and the struggle to protect those living with infection. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates...

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President Bush Signs Legislation to End Statutory Ban on HIV-Positive Immigrants

A Statement from Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, California, October 30, 2009) — The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) praised President Obama’s announcement today that a final rule repealing the ban on entry to the United States by people with HIV will be published on Monday, November 2. The repeal will take effect in early January, 2010. Statement from Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights: “The ban on entry by HIV-positive...

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Gay, HIV-Positive Man from Pakistan Seeks Refuge in the United States

LGBT, HIV/AIDS, and Immigrant-Rights Organizations Submit Brief in Support of His Asylum Claim (Falls Church, VA, August 4, 2008)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) filed an amicus brief with the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Virginia on behalf of a number of other lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), HIV/AIDS, and immigrant-rights organizations in support of a gay Pakistani man with...

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President Bush Signs Legislation to End Statutory Ban on HIV-Positive Immigrants

Department of Health and Human Service Now Must Act to Repeal Regulations (Washington, D.C., August 4, 2008)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) released a statement applauding Congress and President Bush’s repeal of a statutory ban on immigration to the United States by people with HIV, and called upon the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) to follow suit and implement these changes to their current regulations. “The entry ban on HIV positive visitors and...

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