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.
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.