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Engaging Youth Voters Beyond Marriage Equality

youth voter article icon Issue Brief Findings from a poll of young pro-marriage-equality voters illuminate ways that future progressive campaigns can be responsive to youth voices.

By Hannah Hussey and Sarah Audelo | Monday, September 8, 2014

Left Behind

empty chair book_alt2 icon Report Five years after the end of the Great Recession, Millennials still face high barriers to entering the U.S. middle class. For LGBT Millennials, these barriers to full participation in the U.S. economy can be exacerbated by their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

By Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Wednesday, July 16, 2014

LGBT Undocumented Immigrants Face an Increased Risk of Hate Violence

LGBT anti-hate rallyA national study found that people living at the intersection of LGBT and undocumented immigrant communities face an increased risk of hate violence.

By Sharita Gruberg | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Building a More Perfect Union

immigration equality protest LGBT immigrants need both the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and immigration reform.

By Sharita Gruberg and Sarah McBride | Thursday, February 6, 2014

Whose Families Do We Truly Value?

LGBT family article icon Issue Brief Federal workplace protections would go a long way toward strengthening African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families who are economically vulnerable and living on the brink.

By Danielle Moodie-Mills | Tuesday, February 4, 2014

High Stakes: LGBT Americans Cannot Afford to Lose Unemployment Insurance

Emergency unemployment insurance is critically important to LGBT Americans, who experience disproportionately high rates of unemployment and poverty.

By Sarah McBride and Katie Miller | Tuesday, January 14, 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

Immigration Reform and the LGBT Community

A new CAP infographic details how the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act would help LGBT immigrants.

By Sharita Gruberg | Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Business Support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act—Fact Not Fiction

U.S. Capitol BuildingYesterday, with bipartisan support, the Senate opened debate on a bill to protect LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace, while the House stated its opposition claiming that these protections are bad for business. Here are five fast facts about business support for LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination policies.

By Laura E. Durso and Winnie Stachelberg | Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Workplace Discrimination Series: Ashland Johnson

Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to end unfair and discriminatory workplace practices that hurt LGBT workers and their families.

By Preston Mitchum | Monday, November 4, 2013

4 Years Later: Examining Bias-Motivated Crimes Against LGBT People After the Shepard-Byrd Act

In 2009, Congress passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, but reported violence against the LGBT community has remained steady.

By Preston Mitchum | Thursday, October 31, 2013

Infographic: Americans Agree on ENDA

The numbers are in: A majority of Americans support finally providing LGBT Americans with protection from discrimination in the workplace.

By Sarah McBride, Laura E. Durso, and Katie Miller | Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Cheap Shot: 4 State Governors Are Denying Same-Sex Military Spouses the Benefits They Have Earned

Chuck HagelAlthough 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.

By Katie Miller | Monday, October 21, 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