The National Lavender Green Caucus (NLGC) is the Green Party's advocacy group on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual (GLBTQIA) issues. NLGC works for the elimination of heterosexism and all its manifestations such as homophobia, violence, prejudice, and injustice against GLBTQIA communities. NLGC also works for the elimination of racism and sexism and all their manifestations in GLBTQIA communities and in society as a whole. Our work is centered in the ten key values and four pillars of the Green Party of the United States. The caucus recognizes that freedom and social justice for GLBTQIA individuals will only come with the liberation of all people, and we actively view ourselves as a part of a broader movement for social justice.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
(Green Party of the United States Platform)
In keeping with the Green Key Values of diversity, social justice and feminism, we support full legal and political equality for all
persons, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity, characteristics, and expression.
a. The Green Party affirms
the rights of all individuals to freely choose intimate partners, regardless of their sex, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
b. The Green Party recognizes the equal rights of persons who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, intersex, transsexual, queer, or
transgender to housing, jobs, civil marriage, medical benefits, child custody, and in all areas of life including equal tax treatment.
c. The Green Party will be inclusive of language in local, state and federal anti-discrimination law that ensures the rights of intersex
individuals and prohibits discrimination based on gender identity, characteristics, and expression as well as on sex, gender, or sexual
orientation. We are opposed to intersex genital mutilation.
d. The Green Party affirms the right of all persons to self-determination
with regard to gender identity and sex. We therefore support the right of intersex and transgender individuals to be free from coercion
and involuntary assignment of gender or sex. We affirm the right of access to medical and surgical treatment for assignment or reassignment
of gender or sex, based on informed consent.
e. We will pursue legislation against all forms of hate crimes, including those directed
against people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, and intersex. Offenders must pay compensation to the LGBTIQ
people who have suffered violence and injustice.
f. The Green Party will end all Federal military and civilian aid to national governments
whose laws result in the imprisonment or otherwise bring harm to citizens and residents based on sexual orientation, or gender identity,
characteristics, and expression.
g. The Green Party will enact a policy that the U.S. Government recognize all international marriages
and legal equivalents, such as civil unions, in processing visitor and immigration Visas.
h. The Green Party would repeal donít ask
donít tell, abolish security clearances denied on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and supports the rights
of defense personnel and volunteers to serve their country openly without penalty irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, and gender
i. The Green Party would end security surveillance and covert infiltration of organizations that promote equal rights on
the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.