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National Center for Lesbian Rights, St. Petersburg Office collection

Identifier: L18

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection contains corporate documents that include annual reports, major gift campaigns, and grant materials. Also included in the collection are documents regarding projects, both those done solely by NCLR and those done with Equality Florida, which include the Sports Project and the Dignity for All Students Act. The collection also contains several boxes of research materials that detail research conducted on several Florida municipalities in regards to human rights ordinances, articles, pamphlets and correspondence, information on domestic partnerships and civil unions, Florida adoption policies, and custody cases.  Publications include newsletters and pamphlets.  Miscellaneous documents include an album from the 20th anniversary and two multi-media discs.


  • Created: 2000-2007
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/07/2013


Conditions Governing Access

None. The contents of the collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at for further information.

Biographical or Historical Information

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay, bisexual and transgender individuals on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights. NCLR has five main project areas: Family Law Project: securing legal recognition for 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 Project: providing legal representation, advocacy, information and support on behalf of LGBT youth who suffer discrimination or abuse in mental health, child welfare, criminal justice and education systems; Immigration/Asylum 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.

Note written by Kevin Arms, 2013


3.34 Linear Feet

9 boxes

Language of Materials



A collection of corporate documents, research, and project details regarding the National Center for Lesbian Rights, St. Petersburg, FL Office.

Arrangement Note

The material is arranged by content type: 1. Corporate Documents 2. Projects 3. Research 4. Publications 5. Miscellaneous

Source of Acquisition

Dr. Sara L. Crawley

Method of Acquisition


Related Materials

Donald L. Bentz collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Equality Florida Records, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Jan K. Platt Papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Bobby Smith photograph collection, Special Collections Department,  Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Related Publications

Andersen, Ellen A. Out of the Closets and into the Courts: Legal Opportunity Structure and Gay Rights Litigation. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005. Print. Barclay, Scott, Mary Bernstein, and Anna-Maria Marshall. Queer Mobilizations: Lgbt Activists Confront the Law. New York: New York University Press, 2009. Print. Biegel, Stuart.  The Right to Be Out: Sexual orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.  Electronic Resource. Bochenek, Michael, and A W. Brown. Hatred in the Hallways: Violence and Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students in U.s. Schools. New York: Human Rights Watch, 2001. Print. Dynes, Wayne R, and Stephen Donaldson. Homosexuality: Discrimination, Criminology, and the Law. New York: Garland Pub, 1992. Print. Mezey, Susan G. Gay Families and the Courts: The Quest for Equal Rights. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009. Print.

Other Descriptive Information


National Center for Lesbian Rights, St. Petersburg Office collection
Kevin Arms, 2013
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

4202 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa FL 33620-5400 US