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3 Key Challenges in Combating the Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

Prostitution arrest article icon Issue Brief There is growing recognition that the sex trafficking of children is an issue in the United States. But there is much work still to be done to effectively combat this crime and provide appropriate services and support to victims.

By Chelsea Parsons, Andrew Cray, Malika Saada Saar, and Yasmin Vafa | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

No One Is Invincible

Andrew Cray, a young man who is in a bout with cancer, explains why no one should scoff at affordable health care.

By Andrew Cray | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Affordable Care Act Outreach: Targeted Communication Strategies for LGBT Communities

I Love Obamacare castThis user-friendly guide presents research-based strategies that will aid health insurance enrollment efforts and consumer outreach to different subgroups of the LGBT population.

By Laura E. Durso, Kellan Baker, and Andrew Cray | Friday, November 22, 2013

LGBT Communities and the Affordable Care Act

Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Tom Harkin article icon Issue Brief New insurance options made available through the Affordable Care Act hold great potential for improving the lives of LGBT people, but only if we connect the community with coverage.

By Laura E. Durso, Kellan Baker, and Andrew Cray | Thursday, October 10, 2013

Seeking Shelter: The Experiences and Unmet Needs of LGBT Homeless Youth

Homeless youth book_alt2 icon Report LGBT youth continue to be disproportionately represented among homeless youth in our country, and their experiences of homelessness continue to be characterized by violence, discrimination, poor health, and unmet needs.

By Andrew Cray, Katie Miller, and Laura E. Durso | Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Battles that Remain: Military Service and LGBT Equality

Cooper-Harris article icon Issue Brief Even after the fall of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the Defense of Marriage Act, LGBT service members and veterans continue to face discrimination.

By Katie Miller and Andrew Cray | Friday, September 20, 2013

Infographic: How New Coverage Options Affect LGBT Communities

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act presents an unprecedented opportunity to help LGBT people and their families get the health insurance coverage and health care they need.

By Kellan Baker, Andrew Cray, and Gary J. Gates | Thursday, September 12, 2013

ENDA Provides Protections for Older LGBT Americans

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act—and the possibility of fairness for older LGBT employees and retirees—has moved forward.

By Andrew Cray | Tuesday, August 6, 2013

DOMA’s Impact on LGBT Older Americans

Edith WindsorBy striking down key sections of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court has removed a number of discriminatory obstacles once blocking full and equal access to a variety of federal benefits critically important to older gay and lesbian couples. But much more remains to be done, particularly on the state level.

By Andrew Cray and Sunny Frothingham | Monday, July 1, 2013

2 Victories for Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court

Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court stripped private parties of the ability to appeal a decision striking Proposition 8. The court also held that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, representing a huge victory for same-sex couples and equal justice under the law.

By Andrew Cray and Crosby Burns | Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Obamacare and the LGBT Community

play_alt icon Video Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray explain the impact of health reform for the LGBT community and how LGBT community members and organizations can get involved in implementing the law.

By Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Thursday, June 6, 2013

How the Affordable Care Act Helps the LGBT Community

Get the facts on several of the major program and policy changes that are being made under the health reform law and what they mean for the LGBT community.

By Andrew Cray and Kellan Baker | Thursday, May 30, 2013

3 Barriers that Stand Between LGBT Youth and Healthier Futures

These preventable threats to the health of LGBT youth are widespread, but Congress can act to reduce their harm on this vulnerable population.

By Andrew Cray | Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Affordable Care Act and LGBT Families: Everything You Need to Know

article icon Issue Brief This guide provides a basic overview of the Affordable Care Act, a review of how the act helps you and your family, and an explanation of how you and your family can access affordable health insurance.

By Heron Greenesmith, Andrew Cray, and Kellan Baker | Thursday, May 23, 2013

Why Gender-Identity Nondiscrimination in Insurance Makes Sense

article icon Issue Brief Many transgender people lack health insurance and face discrimination from health care companies. Certain states are taking steps to prevent discrimination, and on the national level, the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance discrimination.

By Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Thursday, May 2, 2013