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A Roadmap for Change: Federal Policy Recommendations for Addressing the Criminalization of LGBT People and People Living with HIV

Co-authored by CAP's Aisha-Moodie Millis, this report provides an extensive outline of policy measures that federal agencies can adopt to address the pervasive discrimination that LGBT people and people living with HIV face at all stages of the criminal legal system.

By Catherine Hanssens, Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, Andrea J. Ritchie, Dean Spade, and Urvashi Vaid | Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Roadmap for Change: Foreword

CeCe McDonald experienced the oppressive system of America’s harsh prison environment firsthand when she was imprisoned for standing her ground against an attacker. Recently released, CeCe has become a champion for criminal justice reform.

By CeCe McDonald, with Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Infographic: Why Are So Many LGBT People and People Living with HIV Behind Bars?

LGBT people and people living with HIV are significantly overrepresented in all aspects of the penal system, including policing, adjudication, and incarceration.

By Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Beyond Bullying

book_alt2 icon Report Much of the attention given to LGBT youth in schools has focused on peer-to-peer bullying, but research suggests that harsh discipline policies also foster hostile school climates that push LGBT youth out of schools and disproportionately pipeline them into the juvenile justice system.

By Preston Mitchum and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Thursday, February 27, 2014

Lessons from Bayard Rustin: Why Economic Justice Is an LGBT Issue

Bayard Rustin article icon Issue Brief As we commemorate the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary, much work remains to realize the late Bayard Rustin’s vision for peace, justice, and economic equity for all, and especially for black LGBT Americans.

By Aisha C. Moodie-Mills and Preston Mitchum | Friday, August 23, 2013

Donnie McClurkin is no victim

Aisha C. Moodie-Mills and Danielle Moodie-Mills write about how anti-gay rhetoric undermines the ongoing fight for racial justice.

By Aisha C. Moodie-Mills and Danielle Moodie-Mills | Friday, August 16, 2013

The Supreme Court's LGBT Catch-22

For advocates, the DOMA decision was a huge win, but the Voting Rights Act decision could be a major setback for gay rights.

By Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Black Churches May Be More Friend Than Foe to Gay Congregants

Rev. Delman CoatesNew studies suggest that black churches, despite a reputation for being the most adamant opponents of gay and transgender equality, may actually be more supportive than we are led to think.

By Aisha C. Moodie-Mills and Katie Miller | Tuesday, October 30, 2012

HIV/AIDS Inequality: Structural Barriers to Prevention, Treatment, and Care in Communities of Color

article icon Issue Brief Russell Robinson of the University of California, Berkeley Law Working Group on HIV and Inequality and Aisha Moodie-Mills discuss the need for a holistic approach to eliminating racial disparities in HIV/AIDS treatment.

By Russell Robinson and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Friday, July 27, 2012

Disrespected by Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll

Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills explains why Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll's stereotyping and denigrating comments about black women and lesbians is offensive.

By Aisha C. Moodie-Mills and Danielle Moodie-Mills | Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Unfair Criminalization of Gay and Transgender Youth

article icon Issue Brief Jerome Hunt and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills overview the unfair experiences LGBT youth go through in the juvenile justice system.

By Jerome Hunt and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Friday, June 29, 2012

President Obama Is Ending Black America’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy

Since President Obama declared his support for marriage equality last week, many politicos (including myself) have speculated about whether black voters, who are divided on the issue, will abandon him. The consensus among gay rights supporters and foes alike is a resounding "no." Sure, some black clergy are outraged, but even they admit this issue […]

By Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Real Reason Blacks Won’t Abandon President Obama Over Marriage Equality

The black community’s support for President Obama is not only about accepting a broader understanding of family but also social and economic policies that help their communities, write Sophia Kerby and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills.

By Sophia Kerby and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Thursday, May 17, 2012

Moving Beyond Stigma

Aisha Moodie Mills talks to the Advocate about gaining more knowledge of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African American community.

By Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Monday, April 30, 2012

The State of Gay and Transgender Communities of Color in 2012

Melissa Dunn and Aisha Moodie-Mills examine the state of gay and transgender communities of color in 2012.

By Melissa Dunn and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Friday, April 13, 2012