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URGENT ACTION: Submit comments opposing the Trump Administration’s cruel new policy attacking transgender people experiencing homelessness

SUBMIT COMMENTS SUMMARY OF ISSUE On Friday, July 23, 2020, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a new rule that would gut protections for transgender people seeking safe shelter. This rule would strip away current protections that prohibit federally-funded homeless shelters from discriminating against transgender people. The new rule permits shelters to discriminate, which will result in needless suffering and death. No one should be denied access to a homeless...

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NCLR Files Amicus Brief in Support of Gavin Grimm

On November 25, 2019, the National Center for Lesbian Rights filed an amicus brief in the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of Gavin Grimm, a transgender student who was mistreated in school because he is transgender. Representing a coalition of organizations that work with families raising transgender youth, the brief tells the stories of families raising transgender children in states within the Fourth Circuit (Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South...

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Federal Court Orders Prison to Provide Medically Urgent Gender Confirmation Surgery for Idaho Trans Woman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099   Federal Court Orders Prison to Provide Medically Urgent Gender Confirmation Surgery for Idaho Trans Woman        Preliminary injunction is necessary to stop the “de facto” denial of transgender healthcare to prisoners by the Department of Correction BOISE, ID.—The U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho...

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NCLR Responds to New Trump Administration Attack on Transgender People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2018 Contacts: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099   NCLR Responds to New Trump Administration Attack on Transgender People NCLR says that “no matter what this administration orders federal agencies to do, the courts still have the authority to interpret these laws and will continue to protect transgender people” Washington, D.C.—The New York Times this morning...

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CA Leads Country with Bill to Protect Trans Youth in Foster Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2018 Contact:  Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 California Leads Country with Bill to Protect Transgender Youth in Foster Care NCLR says, “Transgender youth often experience severe trauma before entering foster care. We cannot allow this trauma to continue while they are in care.” SACRAMENTO—California State Assemblymember...

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Trans Attorneys Leading Fight Against Trans Military Ban Celebrate Historic Vote for Danica Roem

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Lauren Gray, Communications Director, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, Director of Public Affairs & Education, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 NCLR, GLAD Attorneys Leading Fight Against Transgender Military Ban Celebrate Historic Vote for Danica Roem WASHINGTON...

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Within hours, Trump administration lands two punches against transgender community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2017 Contacts: Lauren Gray, Communications Director, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, Director of Public Affairs & Education, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 On the Same Day, Trump Administration Lands Two Punches Against Trans Community: Pushing Courts to Ignore Transgender...

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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...

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Trans Military Ban: New Motion from GLAD, NCLR Would Immediately Stop Ban

Contact: Lauren Gray, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Carisa Cunningham (617) 447-6500 NCLR, GLAD File New Motion for Urgent, Immediate Halt to President Trump’s Transgender Military Ban   Military leaders speak out in powerful new declarations against Trump’s ban, its disruption to armed forces and threat to national security New plaintiff, Regan Kibby from...

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NCLR Responds to Inaccurate Reports that Secretary Mattis Has Halted Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Legal Director Shannon Minter issued the following statement in response to suggestions that Secretary Mattis exercised discretion to halt Trump’s transgender military ban: “Secretary Mattis did not make a decision to ‘buy time’ or to ‘freeze’ the current policy. The President’s August 25, 2017 Memorandum expressly provides that the new ban does not go into effect until March 23, 2018 and expressly states that no one can...

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