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    Ann Rostow: Notes from Underground

    Ann Rostow: Notes from Underground

    By Ann Rostow– Notes from Underground I have a habit of putting vague column ideas into the “notes” area on my iPhone. I’m not talking about GLBT stories per se,…

    Rocket Man: Mayor Pete’s Big Moment

    Rocket Man: Mayor Pete’s Big Moment

    By Andrea Shorter– He was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, and is the son of an immigrant. Both of his parents were professors at the University of Notre…

    Turning to Each Other and White Plum Blossoms

    Turning to Each Other and White Plum Blossoms

    By John Lewis– As I type, Stuart’s 95-year-old mom is approaching the end of life.  Stuart’s mom was always ahead of her time. She holds degrees from UC Berkeley, the…

    When Will Enough Be Enough?

    When Will Enough Be Enough?

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– Gun violence has become all too common in our country. Nowhere is safe—not a movie theater, not a school, not a workplace and not even a…

    Saving Restorative Justice and More

    Saving Restorative Justice and More

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– The fiscal difficulties facing the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) made national headlines earlier this year. The OUSD Board voted to cut $21.75…

    Awardees to Be Honored at NCLR’s 2019 Anniversary Celebration

    The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) each year presents Courage and Vanguard awards to recipients during the organization’s Anniversary celebrations. At this year’s event, which will take place on…

    NCLR in the Courts

    NCLR in the Courts

    The following represents NCLR’s most recent cases. In addition to those mentioned, NCLR  pioneered second-parent adoptions and other parenting protections. NCLR was also lead counsel on winning marriage at the…

    I Survived Eight Years of Conversion Therapy, But I Fought Back

    I Survived Eight Years of Conversion Therapy, But I Fought Back

    By Kate McCobb– My name is Kate McCobb and I survived eight years of conversion therapy. This is my story. In 2006, when I was 25, I began seeing a…

    We Belong at the Table

    By Tyrone Hanley– When I went to law school, there was that initial reaction of: Oh! There are already too many lawyers in Washington! But guess what? There weren’t—and still…

    NCLR Grew Out of a Passion for Justice

    By Roberta Achtenberg and The Honorable Donna Hitchens– Forty-two years ago, with the support of Equal Rights Advocates, we founded the Lesbian Rights Project to secure the parenting rights of…