National Center for Lesbian Rights

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Lambda Legal and 75 Orgs Urge HHS Not to Grant SC License to Discriminate

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South Carolina had requested the waiver on behalf of Miracle Hill Ministries, one of the state’s largest foster agencies that explicitly rejects non-Protestant and LGBT potential foster and adoptive families and people seeking to mentor children in its care. ...
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Standing Ovations for Kendell, Confidence in NCLR’s Future

Outgoing National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell, right, enjoying a moment with the Human Rights Campaign’s Director of Public Education and Research Ashland Johnson, left, at the 41st annual NCLR Gala at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, May 19, 2018. Photo: NCLR
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It was a night to party. It was a night to say goodbye. It was a night to raise a lot of money for LGBT rights. It all happened in one amazing Saturday night at the NCLR sold out 41st annual dinner gala and party at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on May 19. ...
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District Court Urged to Permanently Block Discriminatory Transgender Military Ban

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Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, together with the State of Washington, will appear Tuesday before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to urge the court ...
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Kate Kendell to Step Down at NCLR After 22 Years

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Thursday, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) announced that after more than 22 years, Kate Kendell will be stepping down from her role as executive director at the end of this year. ...
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Conversion Therapy Bill to Protect LGBTQ Youth Passes WA State Chambers, Inslee Urged to Sign

Politics Local
Washington state’s House of Representatives approved SB 5722 - legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” ...
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Court Orders U.S. Military to Immediately Halt Ban of Transgender Troops

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A federal court in Seattle Monday ordered an immediate halt to the Trump Administration’s discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. ...
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Civil Rights Veteran Judi O’Kelley Joins LGBT Bar as Chief Program Officer

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The National LGBT Bar Association (LGBT Bar) announced Friday that veteran human rights lawyer Judi O'Kelley will take the role of Chief Program Officer. Her official start date is slated for November 15. ...
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California Legislature Passes ‘Bill of Rights’ for LGBTQ Seniors in Long-Term Care

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The California Legislature Wednesday approved a bill that would create a “bill of rights” for LGBTQ seniors in long-term care. ...
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Washington State Supreme Court Rules Lesbian Mother was Wrongly Discriminated Against in Pierce County

Politics Local
Despite the fact that Rachelle had been a stay-at-home parent to the couple’s three children for 15 years, the trial court gave primary custody to the father. The trial court also restricted Rachelle from discussing religion, homosexuality or so-called “alternative lifestyle concepts” with the children. ...
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Utah Legislature Passes Historic Bill Repealing Anti-LGBT State Public Education Law

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The Utah Legislature passed a bill Wednesday repealing a state law prohibiting supportive discussions of homosexuality in public and charter school curricula and classrooms. ...
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