How We Help: Community Members

The National Center for Lesbian Rights tirelessly advocates for federal legislative and policy changes that benefit the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

The LGBT community has gained a number of crucial protections through policy and regulatory changes that impact everyday life. Please contact us if you:

  • Experienced housing discrimination based on your gender identity or gender nonconformity
  • Experienced housing discrimination in public housing (this includes discrimination in Section 8 housing, trying to secure an FHA-backed mortgage, or a homeless shelter) based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status
  • Are the victim of a violent crime that you believe you were targeted for based on LGBT identity
  • Experienced discrimination or harassment from a law enforcement official
  • Experienced discrimination based on gender identity or gender nonconformity in a hospital or  other healthcare setting
  • Are denied access to services supporting victims of domestic violence or abuse because of your gender or LGBT identity
  • Experienced discrimination or harassment from a TSA or Customs agent while traveling
  • Were denied access to a partner or family member while they were hospitalized
  • Are (or know of) a young person who is being bullied or harassed in school because of LGBT identity
  • Are a participant in Job Corps or the Peace Corps and are experiencing discrimination

Please contact Ming Wong at if you have any questions or need help.