Veterans Day message from our transgender military ban plaintiffs

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.

Leading the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been the job of a lifetime. I feel extremely honored to have held this position and privileged to have experienced the countless moments of joy and awe that have forever changed our lives as LGBTQ individuals.
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Kate Kendell

My team working overtime and behind my back to make this the most moving and embracing farewell...


My team working overtime and behind my back to make this the most moving and embracing farewell...

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Never again will I have a job that inspires me this much.

After leading the trailblazing legal advocacy group for over two decades, executive director Kate Kendell will step down by the end of the year.

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 event will be at 10 a.m. today across every time zone and last 17 minutes.

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.

Don't give businesses a license to discriminate!

Maxine Waters "did not come to play, is not here to play, and does not foresee playtime included on any future agendas.”

Democratic representative Maxine Waters spoke at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual Los Angeles Dinner Saturday night, giving a speech that was pure fire. While addressing the LGBTQ community, Waters explained how the Trump administration has made a series of “hostile overtures” against LGBTQ ...

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.

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The creators are "stoked as hell" that their show has a new home.|By Curtis Wong

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.

Jo and Jill were the first same-sex couple to wed after same-sex marriage was passed.

"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."

Isaac Mugisha, co-ordinator of Pride Uganda, tells The Daily Beast he is confident an event will be held, without a crackdown by authorities. Indeed, he wants their stated support.

A big moment for our community at last night's Oscars: 'A Fantastic Woman' “represents a huge leap in terms of trans narratives onscreen.”

Sebastian Lelio's foreign-language winner stars trans actress Daniela Vega in a breakthrough role.

HAPPENING NOW: NCLR's Tyrone Hanley weighs in on race, the Dream Act, and the LGBTQ community.

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Advancement Project (DC) was live.

Join Advancement Project and United We Dream for a live discussion on DREAM, TPS, and racial justice.

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."

"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?"

Another week, another set of threats against transgender Americans.

“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

The court won't review an Arizona decision recognizing a woman as the legal parent of a child she and her wife conceived through assisted reproduction.

BREAKING: Important news. This means that the program likely will not end next week as the White House planned.

SCOTUS declined Monday to hear the Trump administration's appeal of a federal judge's ruling that requires the government to keep the DACA program going.