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NCLR Applauds President Biden’s Historic Executive Order on Protections for LGBTQI+ Americans

Presidential Order Addresses the Deadly Harm  of Conversion Therapy WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Biden issued a historic and sweeping executive order aimed at addressing multiple facets of discrimination against LGBTQI+ Americans. The order, timed to coincide with Pride Month, addresses the wave of anti-LGBTQI+ bills being introduced and passed in dozens of states across the […]

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Workers’ Rights ARE LGBTQ Rights

Sunday, May 1 is the annual celebration of International Workers’ Day – also known as May Day – which honors the struggle of workers all around the world.  While the LGBTQ movement typically focuses on nondiscrimination and healthcare insurance as issues in the workplace, the concerns of LGBTQ workers also include those not related to […]

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Honoring Trans Lesbians During Lesbian Visibility Week

During Lesbian Visibility Week, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Center for Transgender Equality, and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund honor the lives and experiences of transgender and non-binary lesbians. We affirm that trans women are women and that trans and non-binary lesbians are a valued part of the LGBTQ community. As […]

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Climate Justice is an LGBTQ Issue

Today, April 22, marks Earth Day, a day when we celebrate the Earth and also rally around finding solutions to climate change and environmental injustice. Started in the 1970s partly in response to Silent Spring, a book written by lesbian author and marine biologist Rachel Carson, the day has been part of a movement that […]

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NCLR Applauds Historic Selection of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as Newest Supreme Court Justice

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NCLR applauds the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, currently serving on the D.C. Circuit, to replace Justice Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Jackson’s nomination is historic for many reasons, including that she will be the first Supreme Court justice who previously served as a public defender.  “Judge Jackson […]

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NCLR Statement on Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and President Biden’s Historic Opportunity to Appoint Pro-Equality Successor

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer announced his intention to retire. Justice Breyer, who was appointed by President Clinton in 1994, has been a consistent supporter of women’s rights, reproductive freedoms, voter protections, and LGBTQ equality. His retirement gives President Biden a historic opportunity to name a pro-equality successor […]

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Cuomo’s Last Day

Because of the strength and courage of survivors, today is Andrew Cuomo’s last day as the Governor of New York. It has taken years of abuse, a 5-month long investigation, a 7-day waiting period, and a 14-day transition for a man credibly accused of sexually harassing and abusing women on his staff, to step down […]

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NCLR Mourns the Passing of LGBTQ Trailblazer and Philanthropist Ambassador James Hormel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NCLR is saddened to hear of the passing of our long-time friend and LGBTQ philanthropist and trailblazer, Ambassador James (Jim) Hormel. Jim made history in 1999 when former President Bill Clinton appointed him to serve as the first openly LGBTQ United States Ambassador.   NCLR Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon issued the following […]

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NCLR Joins Call for Removal and Impeachment of President Trump

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – After witnessing President Trump’s role in instigating the violence that took place in Washington, D.C. yesterday, NCLR joins the growing bipartisan call for removal and impeachment of the president in order to protect the American people.   “Given the gravity of the President’s role in inciting yesterday’s violent attack on our […]

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