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HRC, NCLR, Over 100 LGBTQ+, Health, Religious Advocacy Organizations Call for Increased Action and Funding to Combat Monkeypox (MPXV)

116 organizations signed on to a letter urging the White House and Congress to provide funding to help eradicate the MPXV outbreak and to ensure equitable access to care and vaccines WASHINGTON – This week, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) penned a letter to elected leaders calling […]

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Parents, Medical Experts, Faith Groups and 21 States Urge Appeals Court Not to Reinstate Alabama Law Criminalizing Healthcare for Transgender Youth

Multiple friend-of-the-court briefs filed with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Plaintiffs-Appellees in Rev. Eknes-Tucker v. Marshall ALABAMA – Parents of transgender children have filed a friend-of-the-court brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to uphold the injunction against S.B. 184. The Alabama law, blocked by a federal […]

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Parents Urge Appeals Court to Maintain Block on Alabama Law That Would Criminalize Essential Medical Care for their Transgender Children

MONTGOMERY, AL – Parents challenging Alabama’s SB 184 have responded to the State’s appeal of a district court ruling that blocked enforcement of the law in May 2022. SB 184 criminalizes parents who seek essential medical care for their transgender children, the doctors who provide this medical care, and anyone else who assists transgender young people to […]

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NCLR Applauds Biden Administration’s Restoration of Key Civil Rights Protections in Health Care Regulations

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Issues Critical Nondiscrimination Rule WASHINGTON, DC – The National Center for Lesbian Rights applauds today’s issuance of new proposed federal regulations that will restore essential nondiscrimination protections in health care, as required by federal law. These regulations make clear that section 1557 – the groundbreaking provision in the […]

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Doctors and Families to Challenge Alabama’s Criminalization of Healthcare for Transgender Children and Adolescents

The Southern Poverty Law Center,  the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, and Human Rights Campaign will bring suit on behalf of two medical providers and multiple families who would be directly harmed by the law The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), GLBTQ Legal […]

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URGENT ACTION: Tell Your Senators to Vote for the Equality Act!

SUMMARY OF ISSUE The Equality Act (S. 393) would prohibit discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, credit, education, public accommodations (things like restaurants, hotels, and theaters), and jury service. It would also prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in programs receiving federal funding.  It […]

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NCLR Cosponsors CA Legislation to Stop Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex and Other Infants and Young Children

SB 225 will help people born with variations in their physical sex characteristics, some of whom identify as intersex, make their own choices about their bodies SACRAMENTO —  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced SB 225: the Bodily Autonomy, Dignity and Choice Act, to provide children and their families a chance to make informed decisions about […]

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National LGBTQ Anti-Poverty Action Network COVID-19 Resource List

If you have questions, updates, edits, or suggestions for the resource guide, please let us know The mission of the National LGBTQ Anti-Poverty Action Network is to end poverty in the U.S., advocate for economic justice, and pursue solutions to economic, racial, gender and social disparities as they specifically impact low-income LGBTQ people. We seek […]

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More than 60 LGBTQ groups tell Senate that healthcare repeal would ‘harm millions’ of Americans and devastate the health of the LGBTQ community

On June 13, 2017,  the Human Rights Campaign and National Center for Lesbian Rights delivered a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them not to gut access to healthcare. More than 60 LGBTQ organizations, representing millions of LGBTQ people across the country, signed onto this letter sharing deep concerns for the health of our community. […]

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Rise Up!

“Perseverance in almost any plan is better than fickleness and fluctuation”—Alexander Hamilton When we adopted our NCLR tag line—”The audacity to fight for justice, the perseverance to win”—it was before President Obama’s book “The Audacity of Hope” and years before the cultural phenomenon that is “Hamilton” ushered in a refreshed examination of Alexander Hamilton’s writings. […]

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We will fight on

By a slim margin, this nation has elected a demagogue who trafficked in bigotry, stoked racist hatred and normalized misogyny. The election of Donald Trump as President threatens basic principles of human dignity and justice. Many of our most cherished values—inclusion, honoring difference, embracing equality, dismantling oppressive systems—are in jeopardy, but we will not be […]

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Right-Wing Media in Frenzy over NCLR’s #RuralPride Summits

We all know that LGBTQ people are everywhere, which is why NCLR launched our #RuralPride Campaign, which includes holding day-long summits in rural regions across the country to help LGBTQ folks connect with federal agencies, national organizations, and one another. For the past two years, we have worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and […]

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It’s a #SummerOfAction! Are you in?

We know that having one-on-one conversations about equality is one of the best ways to change hearts and minds. Our work around marriage showed us that when we reach out, listen, and share our stories we can create monumental change towards a more just community. Now we have an amazing new opportunity to create that […]

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Harnessing Our Outrage

“…Later that night I held an atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered where does it hurt? it answered everywhere everywhere everywhere” —Warsan Shire   Two days after a sniper killed five Dallas police officers, this poem, by expat Somali poet Warsan Shire, who came to world’s attention when […]

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New Healthcare Rules Provide Important Protections for People of Color and People with Disabilities

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued new rules  today confirming that LGBTQ people are protected against healthcare discrimination under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. These new rules confirm that healthcare services and coverage cannot be denied based on an individual’s sex, including their gender identity, nonconformity with sex […]

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The LGBTQ Movement Must Help to Reclaim Roe

Today the nation commemorates the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. Today, as this fundamental right faces unprecedented attacks, it is time that we reclaim the promise of Roefor this and future generations. Roe held that one of the most personal […]

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NCLR And Other LGBT, Racial Justice, and Health Advocacy Groups File Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Challenge to Texas Abortion Restrictions

This week, NCLR and a coalition of 13 other LGBT, racial justice, and health equity organizations filed an amicus brief in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down draconian restrictions on abortion providers enacted by the State of Texas in 2013 which, if upheld, would lead to the closing […]

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