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New Report Shows Long-Term Care Facilities Aren’t Safe for LGBTQ Elders

Without traditional support systems in place, many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender elders end up relying on nursing homes or other institutions providing long-term care. Today, the National Senior Citizens Law Center—along with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)—released a report showing that LGBTQ elders are often not safe in these...

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Sonoma County Defendants to Pay Clay Greene over $650,000 to Settle Case in Which County Forcefully Separated Greene from his Partner of 20 Years

(San Francisco, CA, July 23, 2010) —Late yesterday evening, Clay Greene and the estate of Harold Scull, Greene’s deceased partner of 20 years, reached a settlement resolving their lawsuit against the County of Sonoma (“County”) and other defendants. Greene and Scull’s estate will receive more than $600,000 to compensate for the damages the couple suffered due to the County’s discriminatory and unlawful conduct. “What Clay and Harold lost can never be replaced, but this settlement...

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NCLR Expands Elder Law Program

Fellowship launches the Del Martin Memorial LGBTQ Elder Advocacy Initiative (San Francisco, CA, July 6, 2010) —Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) announced the expansion of the organization’s pioneering elder law advocacy work with the launch of the Del Martin LGBTQ Elder Advocacy Initiative. Daniel R. Redman, Esq. joins NCLR as the recipient of both the Pride Law Fund Tom Steel Fellowship and the Berkeley Law Foundation (BLF) Fellowship. Building on NCLR’s decade-long...

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NCLR Launches Visibility Campaign to Expose Tragic Case Where Sonoma County Separated Elderly Gay Couple, Sold Off All Belongings

Long-term partners had taken necessary steps to protect relationship in time of crisis (San Francisco, CA, April 19, 2010) — Today, NCLR launched a national media campaign to bring visibility to a tragic new case where Sonoma County, California officials separated an elderly gay couple and sold their worldly possessions despite the measures the men had taken to protect their relationship. “In the 33 years of our organization’s history, this case is perhaps among the most tragic NCLR has...

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NCLR Releases New Publication for LGBTQ Elders

Planning with Purpose: Legal Basics for LGBTQ Elders points the way on legal issues (San Francisco, California, July 6, 2009) —Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) released a new publication to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) elders and their families and caregivers navigate legal issues. Planning with Purpose: Legal Basics for LGBTQ Elders provides basic information about select areas of the law that are important to LGBTQ elders, especially individuals and...

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