Time is Running Out to Stop Anti-LGBT Conversion “Therapy” in Virginia

We need your help and there’s no time to waste. Committees in the Virginia House and Senate are voting TODAY on legislation that prohibits therapists from trying to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Anti-LGBT groups are turning out in full force to oppose this life-saving bill—please don’t let them succeed! Committee members urgently […]

The Cost of Awareness

By Sam Ames, #BornPerfect Campaign Coordinator & Staff Attorney The suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn has prompted widespread media attention, including a focus on her description of how being sent to conversion therapy increased her sense of isolation and rejection. Now more than ever before, it is clear that there is an urgent need for more […]

Leelah: “My death needs to mean something”

By Kate Kendell, Esq., NCLR Executive Director “We are who we are, and there’s very little we can do to change our core. If we’re asked to change, there will be a chasm so deep inside of us that it will threaten our very life.”–Jodie Patterson, mother of transgender child The suicide last week of 17-year-old transgender […]

Our Goal—End Conversion Therapy in Five Years

By Kate Kendell, Esq. No child should ever be hurt because of who they are. That’s why we started the #BornPerfect campaign to end conversion therapy across the country over the next five years. We need your financial support to make it happen. All attempts to change their sexual orientation or gender identity through conversion therapy […]

Coming Out Against Conversion Therapy

By Sam Ames, #BornPerfect Campaign Coordinator & Staff Attorney Today, on National Coming Out Day, countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people around the world will find the courage,  through one another, to tell the world who they really are. But this day is more than a just a celebration of the freedom to be […]

All LGBT Kids Are #BornPerfect

By Kate Kendell, Esq., NCLR Executive Director Even as the LGBT community enjoys huge gains in understanding and acceptance. Even as we have key leaders from every sector and across every spectrum supporting our full equality and rejecting rank bigotry. Even as we seem closer than ever to winning the freedom to marry nationwide, a persistent and […]