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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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Lambda Legal Challenge to Military Trans Ban on Course to Proceed to Trial

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Friday, a federal court in Seattle rejected the Trump Administration’s claim that its “new” discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services passes muster. ...
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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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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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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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Utah Public Schools Challenged in Historic LGBT Rights Lawsuit

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The lawsuit alleges that the laws violate the U.S. Constitution and federal education law by discriminating against LGBT people. ...
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Arizona Court Holds Decision Protecting Children Born to Married Same-Sex Couples

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Suzan McLaughlin and her former wife, Kimberly, were married in 2008. Suzan and Kimberly jointly decided to have a child together using an anonymous sperm donor. ...
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Former Lesbian Partners Seek Division of Assets, Asks Court to Re-Hear Their Case

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In its initial decision, the court said that Brewer should have tried to marry in another state or brought a lawsuit challenging Illinois’s marriage ban. ...
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Report Finds U.S. Criminal Justice System Endangers LGBTQ Youth

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The Unjust report highlights several factors in the overrepresentation of LGBT young people in the juvenile justice system. ...
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