Florida Parents and Students Challenge “Don’t Say Gay” Law as Harmful and Unconstitutional 

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and NCLR File Federal Complaint in Florida’s Northern District On March 31, 2022, lawyers from […more…]

Historic Confirmation of Chantale Wong as First Out Lesbian U.S. Ambassador

Today, the United States Senate voted 66-31 to confirm Chantale Wong to serve as the Director of the Asian Development […more…]

We Serve With Love

Every nonprofit has its superpower. For the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), it might be predicting the future. “If […more…]

National Center for Lesbian Rights

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Executive Director: Imani Rupert-Gordon


NCLR 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, legislation, policy, and public education.

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

A bright spot for Bev and me has been working with NCLR to resolve our case against Friendship Village. We’re thrilled that Friendship Village no longer has its discriminatory policy, and that no other same-sex couples seeking to live there will go through what we experienced.
Bev Nance and Mary Walsh

Justice, Access + Equity Fund

NCLR’s major new campaign, the Justice, Access + Equity Fund, will support the work being done at the intersection of social justice and civil rights issues, through the lens of LGBTQ rights. 

For 45 years, NCLR has worked at the live edge of the struggle for justice for LGBTQ people. We have made it our mission to identify racial, gender, and economic issues that have not yet been taken up by the movement, so that we can forge new paths forward and inspire others to take up work that will have the most powerful impact on the health and wellbeing of our communities, and enable more LGBTQ people to have a voice in shaping our shared world.  

Key Supporters

Jay Cohen
MacKenzie Scott
Emily Doskow & Luan Stauss
Lesbians for Good
The Hugh C. and Thomas Lord Fund

NCLR Board Members

Karen Bowen
Dom Brassey
Nancy Geimer
Aubrey Hone, Esq.
Dr. Elisa Diana Huerta
Elizabeth Kim, Esq.
Shauna Madison, Esq.
Felicia Medina, Esq.
Adetunji Olude, Esq.
Arlette T. Smith
Hillary Smith
Fresh Lev White