National Center for Lesbian Rights, St. Petersburg Office collection
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
- National Center for Lesbian Rights (St. Petersburg, Fla.) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
None. The contents of the collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ 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
Language of Materials
A collection of corporate documents, research, and project details regarding the National Center for Lesbian Rights, St. Petersburg, FL Office.
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
Other Descriptive Information
- Gay rights -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Homosexuality -- Florida Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Homosexuality -- Laws and legislation Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lesbian and gay experience. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- National Center for Lesbian Rights, St. Petersburg Office collection
- Kevin Arms, 2013
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