By Kate Kendell

Kate Kendell

Kate Kendell, Esq. is Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a national legal organization committed to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

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Altaf Qadri, APA gay rights activist holds up a placard during a protest against the Supreme Court’s ruling in New Delhi.

India’s court ruling a dreadful new judicial low for international LGBT human rights

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday’s Indian Supreme Court decision reversing a lower court and re-criminalizing same-sex sexual intimacy marks a dreadful new judicial low for international LGBT human rights. Even as we in the U.S. enjoy ever increasing visibility and protections for our community, life for many of our brothers and sisters in other countries is going from bad to intolerable. It is repellent that extremist religious opposition worldwide is such a corrosive impediment to basic human rights... [ Read more → ]
THe Mormon Temple, Salt Lake City.

A priceless gift: Loving our Mormon LGBT children

Sunday, July 8, 2012
I was one of the lucky ones. When I came out to my mom at the age of 22 (in a moving car no less), her first reaction to my stammered, “I’m gay mom,” was to reach out, hold my hand and say, “honey, the only thing that matters to me, is that you are happy.” Everything that happened since, and everything that I now am, can be traced to that moment... [ Read more → ]
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