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Infographic: Schools Are Failing LGBT Youth and Funneling Them into Prison

The numbers are clear: The actions and inactions of adults in schools derail LGBT youth and unless these climates become more welcoming, schools will continue to fail LGBT youth by pushing them into a cycle of unfair criminalization.

By Preston Mitchum | Thursday, February 27, 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

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

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

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Additional Immigration Benefits Are Available for Same-Sex Couples After DOMA Repeal

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, same-sex immigrant couples will have access to additional benefits.

By Sharita Gruberg | Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What the DOMA Decision Means for LGBT Binational Couples

The Supreme Court repealing Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act will help LGBT immigrants married to American citizens and lawful permanent residents, but more must be done for our immigrant community.

By Sharita Gruberg | Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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What Immigration Reform Means for the LGBT Community

While the Senate’s immigration-reform bill does not include protections for same-sex immigrant couples, it creates a road map to citizenship and a range of key protections for LGBT undocumented immigrants.

By Sharita Gruberg | Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Jason Collins’s Anticlimactic Announcement

The public’s reaction to the NBA player’s decision to make his sexual orientation public shows how far we’ve come on the issue of LGBT equality.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Video: LGBT and Undocumented

play_alt icon Video There are more than a quarter million immigrants in the United States today that are both LGBT and undocumented. These are some of their stories.

By Andrew Satter, Lauren Santa Cruz, Ann Garcia, and Crosby Burns | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Plight of Gay and Transgender Women Seeking Asylum

As Congress and the Obama administration move forward on comprehensive immigration reform, they must establish a road map to earned citizenship that takes into account the challenges gay and transgender women face across the globe.

By Christopher Frost | Monday, March 25, 2013

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Living in Dual Shadows

book_alt2 icon Report Because LGBT undocumented people find themselves at the intersection of two already marginalized groups—the LGBT population and the undocumented population—they are among society’s most vulnerable individuals.

By Crosby Burns, Ann Garcia, and Philip E. Wolgin | Friday, March 8, 2013

Infographic: The LGBT Undocumented: By the Numbers

Of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States today, hundreds of thousands identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT.

By Crosby Burns and Ann Garcia | Friday, March 8, 2013

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The Top 5 Ways the Obama Administration Has Helped Gay and Transgender Immigrants

President Obama’s administrative actions have significantly improved the lives of gay and transgender immigrants—including the lives of those hundreds of thousands who remain undocumented. To fully level the playing field, Congress must now pass immigration reform that creates a road map to citizenship for our nation’s undocumented immigrants.

By Crosby Burns | Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Black Churches May Be More Friend Than Foe to Gay Congregants

New 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

President Obama and Robin Roberts talk about marriage equality

Latino Support for Equality Goes Far Beyond Marriage

By near-universal margins, Latinos support laws and policies that level the playing field for gay Americans in all areas of life, not just marriage.

By Crosby Burns | Monday, October 22, 2012

The Defense of Marriage Act and Undocumented Immigrants

Ariel Eure explains why we need to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act in order to keep binational families together.

By Ariel Eure | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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