The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977.
NCLR is a non-profit, public interest law firm that litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels. They advocate for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community and provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates.
Annually, NCLR serves more than 5,000 LGBT people and their families across the country, including LGBT parents, seniors, immigrants, athletes, and youth.
Some areas in which NCLR works on include: Asylum & Immigration; Elders; Employment; Family & Relationships; Federal Legislation & Policy; State Legislation & Policy; Hate Crimes; Healthcare; Housing; Low Income & Poverty; Prisons; Rural Communities; Sports; Transgender Law; and Youth. Their work has helped establish legal precedents that help all members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Executive Director, NCLR
Their ED, Kate Kendell, addressed a small group of women in the Financial Services Industry last fall where she shared her perspective of the challenges of the organization. Kate’s fireside chat was a welcome reminder that while there are many challenges facing our community, NCLR is a community of strong and committed individuals working together to make change happen where it matters; in the courts.
To learn more about the life saving work, check out their accomplishments at 2017 Year in Review at NCLR and to support the services at NCLR.
With offices on the East and West coast, NCLR is ensuring that the needs of the community are being addressed across the country.
To learn the various ways in which we can support NCLR click here.
NCLR Legal Resources may be reached at 1.800.528.6257 or 415.392.6257 or via email, Info@NCLRights.org.
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NCLR 2018 Anniversary Celebration
Written by Ingrid Galvez,
Chair, Diversity & Inclusion and Programming,
Organizational Development Consultant,
Strategic Remedy Group
Strategic Remedy Group is a certified LGBTBE focused on cultivating collaborative communities to propel business success.