ICYMI: Yesterday, I announced that after 22 years, I will be stepping down in my role as executive director of NCLR. Your support has meant, and continues to mean, so much to us. Here's my letter to you.
Never again will I have a job that inspires me this much.
WE STAND WITH OUR YOUTH. Over 3,100 walkout events will take place across the nation, from Maine to Maryland, from North Dakota to North Carolina, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Groups from around the world have also registered, from countries as far as Australia, Israel, Switzerland, Germany and Mexico. #NationalWalkoutDay
The reality is that some businesses will only do the right thing if the law requires it. But, no one should be denied service simply because of who they are - LGBT people, people of color, women, religious minorities and people with disabilities--Open to the public means #OpenToAll. Join the chorus of Americans who reject discrimination. Support a country where open to the public means #OpenToAll.
Maxine Waters "did not come to play, is not here to play, and does not foresee playtime included on any future agendas.”
On International Women's Day, we salute all of our fierce, brave women plaintiffs—including Sharon Johnson, the Pavan Family, and the Jane Does suing Trump to stop his transgender military ban—who have pushed the needle forward on equality across the decades.
They were one of the first same-sex couples married in Australia. They were married just 48 days. But before Jo died, she was able to call the love of her life her wife.
"I asked if Mugisha thought that Ugandan LGBTs had really turned a corner; what if there was another crackdown, or outbreak of persecution? 'People on the ground are very strong, I don’t think we are going back,' he said."
A big moment for our community at last night's Oscars: 'A Fantastic Woman' “represents a huge leap in terms of trans narratives onscreen.”
HAPPENING NOW: NCLR's Tyrone Hanley weighs in on race, the Dream Act, and the LGBTQ community.
A piece from NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter, weighing in on the state of nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ workers: "If the Supreme Court overturns these decisions, hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ+ people will be stripped of legal protection."
"How much longer must transgender people continue to participate in public conversations about whether or not we know our own souls? How many clever 'think pieces' must we endure in which our humanity is held up for debate, as if the question of our own selfhood is part of an argument which even now we might win or lose?"
“States across the country should take careful note of this decision. Discrimination against married same-sex couples will not be tolerated.”-NCLR attorney on the case Catherine Sakimura
BREAKING: Important news. This means that the program likely will not end next week as the White House planned.