The numbers are in: A majority of Americans support finally providing LGBT Americans with protection from discrimination in the workplace.
Although the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, anti-gay, activist governors still refuse to treat same-sex military spouses equally at National Guard installations.
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.
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.
Contrary to recent claims that the data exaggerate the problem, the numbers on military sexual assault understate the severity of the crisis in several ways.
With military sexual assault numbers on the rise, it is imperative that military leaders and members of Congress separate fact from fiction if they truly wish to see an end to this shameful trend.
This year, members of Congress can help prevent LGBT youth homelessness by ensuring that schools are safe and inclusive spaces for all students, and by directing existing homeless-youth programs to specifically target LGBT youth.
Passing the Student Non-Discrimination Act would not only prevent the bullying and harassment of LGBT students across the country, but it could also lead to a host of better outcomes for these children later in life.
Ending the Department of Veterans Affairs backlog and passing the Ruth Moore Act of 2013 would allow veterans who have experienced military sexual assault to access the mental health care they need.
As the Supreme Court considers overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, it must take into account the ways the law harms our men and women in uniform and undermines our military readiness.
Sequestration would cut funding for several federal programs that are crucial to the health, wellness, and livelihood of gay and transgender Americans and their families.
Video Because of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex military spouses are not eligible for nearly 100 spousal benefits freely available to other military spouses. This inequality harms our military families and weakens our entire force.
Report By preventing the military from recognizing the legal marriages of same-sex military couples, the Defense of Marriage Act contradicts numerous military initiatives.
While the anticipated Pentagon announcement that it will extend some benefits to same-sex military spouses is progress, anything less than complete access to these benefits leaves the mission unaccomplished.
Opening combat positions to women offers long-overdue recognition of their service and ensures that servicewomen will be able to compete alongside their male counterparts for top military leadership positions.