Expertise: LGBT workplace issues, relationship recognition and marriage equality, LGBT policy and politics
Crosby Burns is a Policy Analyst for the LGBT Research and Communications Project at American Progress. Crosby has helped develop American Progress’s strategic policy and communications agenda to advance equality and fairness for LGBT Americans through congressional and administrative action.
Crosby has led American Progress’s efforts to combat employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by advocating for laws and policies that extend legal workplace protections to the gay and transgender workforce. While at American Progress, Crosby has also developed research amplifying the ways in which the federal budget—especially in the context of recent budget battles such as sequestration—impact LGBT communities. Most recently, Crosby has launched a project at American Progress examining the particular needs of LGBT undocumented immigrants and calling on Congress to pass immigration reform that addresses those needs.
Prior to joining American Progress, Crosby worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he investigated mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications and media markets. Crosby holds a B.A. in political science and psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. He will be attending Harvard University in the fall of 2013, where he will be pursuing his master’s in public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
His work has been covered in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Hill, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, and Harvard Kennedy School’s LGBTQ Policy Journal.