NATIONAL CENTER FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS

Rating: 4.69 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, LGBTQ

Location: 870 Market St Ste 370 San Francisco CA 94102 USA

Mission: The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.
Target demographics: NCLR serves more than 5,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families in all fifty states each year, including LGBT seniors, immigrants, athletes, and youth. And our impact litigation serves all LGBT people in the United States.
Programs: Family Law: securing legal recognition of same-sex couples (marriage rights, civil unions, domestic partner benefits, partnership protection documents), and LGBT parents (child custody, second-parent adoption, guardianship, pre-birth decrees, visitation, alternative insemination, child support); Youth: providing legal representation, advocacy, information and support on behalf of LGBT youth who suffer discrimination or abuse in the mental health, child welfare, criminal justice and education systems; Immigration Project: providing legal representation, support, assistance and community education to LGBT immigrants, and advocating for equitable immigration and asylum laws and policies; Elder Law Project: providing public education and workshops on issues of special concern to LGBT elders, including Social Security, domestic partner benefits, estate planning, and health issues; Sports Project: providing legal resources to LGBT athletes, coaches, and sports personnel. Transgender Law: providing legal representation, support, assistance and community education to the transgender community and individuals, and advocating and educating on their behalf in our mental health, criminal justice and education systems; Elder Law Project: providing public education and workshops on issues of special concern to LGBT elders, including Social Security, domestic partner benefits, estate planning, and health issues.
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EIN 94-3086885
415-392-6257
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

NCLR came to the rescue 8 years ago. My partner and I were kicked out of the San Mateo Community Center Ballroom Dance class for being gay. I never imagined being discriminated in one of the most openly gay place in the world. I realized then you are never safe from discrimination. A friend told me to call NCLR. They provided me with several options. We decided to write the Mayor of San Mateo and the Director of the Community Center of this horrific experience and requested sensitivity training to their staff going forward. To my delight, the Mayor, Director and facilitators sent us letters of apology and informed us they are conducting sensitivity training going forward. From that day on, I have been supporting NCLR with time and money. This year NCLR saved the day again as lead council to help legalize Gay Mariage in California. My partner and I are celebrating 25 years together and now we have the opportunity to say it out loud and proud! NCLR is a blessing to us all.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the passion and dedication of the Executive Director and staff.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

NCLR is lead and staffed by the most courageous and competent group of people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. NCLR has an incredibly broad and inclusive focus in its advocacy and has continually demonstrated the ability to see the long term benefits of cases, that do not on their face appear to benefit the LGBT community. NCLR has become a leader in the national LGBT community and is one of the few LGBT organizations that is clear in its commitment to further the rights of ALL LGBT people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Its many legal victories and its organizational projects.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

At this point in time, I do not think NCLR could ask for a better leader than Kate Kendell!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Its unrelenting committment to advocating for the rights of all lgbt people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The best and board member, or lgbt person, could ask for!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Continue to do what it does, but on a larger scale.

Ways to make it better...

Not possible.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Like many non-profits, continuing to find financial support for it work.

One thing I'd also say is that...

NCLR is the BEST!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

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