Trans military “guidance”: NCLR, GLAD statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Pentagon reacts to chaos created by Trump’s transgender military ban NCLR and GLAD say, “This guidance does nothing new: it does not stop the ban or the March target date for terminating the service of current service members, it does not permit transgender people to join the military—now or ever; and it does not...


NCLR responds to NCAA decision to back down on commitment to take a stand against North Carolina’s HB2

NCLR says NCAA “threw in the towel,” chose to “stand down in the face of discrimination”   (April 4, 2017 San Francisco)—Today, the NCAA Board of Governors issued its position on recent revisions to North Carolina’s HB2, the controversial law that repealed local anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, rolled back civil rights protections for other groups, and imposed draconian restrictions on transgender people’s ability to use common restrooms in public spaces. In a press statement,...


Two Years after DADT’s End, Work Remains to Ensure Transgender Servicemembers Can Serve Openly

Two years ago today, on September 20, 2011, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was officially repealed. The discriminatory and stigmatizing 1994 policy that barred lesbian, gay, and bisexual servicemembers from serving openly in the military has had a damaging impact on the strength of the armed forces during one of the most dangerous military times in a generation. As a result of DADT, more than 13,500 women and men were discharged from the military because of their sexual...


New TSA Security Procedures Violate Privacy of Transgender Travelers

Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, November 23, 2010)—The federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented new security procedures that pose serious privacy concerns for all travelers, but pose particular risks for the transgender community. Pursuant to TSA heightened security measures, numerous airports throughout the country have been outfitted with advanced imaging technology (AIT) machines—full body scanners, which reveal an intimate...


NCLR Applauds Court Rejection of Harmful Initiative

Transgender Anti-Discrimination Law in Montgomery County, MD Safe from Repeal Effort (San Francisco, CA, September 9, 2008)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) released a statement applauding the decision by Maryland’s highest court rejecting an effort to eliminate a local anti-discrimination law that passed unanimously by Montgomery County Council last year. The failed effort would have repealed the county law protecting people from discrimination based on gender...


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