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: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I was very disappointed when I learned that the National Center for Lesbian Rights endorsed an anti-lesbian petition against the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. NCLR should stand with lesbians, not engage in tactics to batter lesbians who understand how we are oppressed because we are female.

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Rating: 5 stars  

33 people found this review helpful

NCLR is a fantastic, results-oriented nonprofit that works for change at the institutional level, winning landmark court cases on behalf of LGBT people.

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

the victories and sense that it's a matter of when, not if, the LGBT community gains truly equal civil rights.

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

smart, passionate, and articulate.

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

take on additional discrimination cases.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

NCLR is undoubtedly, at the forefront of the LGBT rights movement in this country. Their legal team has successfully secured the right to marry for all couples in California, and they help thousands of LGBT people across the country every year through their helpline. This is an incredible organization with a proud history. Way to go NCLR!

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

Most recently by the outcome of the California marriage case

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

Provide Shannon Minter the resources to argue as many cases as he could

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

The breadth of their impact

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

Talented, organized, and knowledgeable

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

Set legal precedent ensuring equal protection for LGBT people across the country

Ways to make it better...

No suggestions

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

Time and money, like all organziations

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

This is a spectacular group of lawyers

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-5-01

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