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.
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.
Instead of House Republicans spending $3 million defending the Defense of Marriage Act, there are a number of better areas in which the money could be spent.
Issue Brief It is essential that all people—transgender or not—be given access to official documents that accurately reflect each individual’s gender identity and that respect the rights belonging to each of us as humans.
This unconstitutional law threatens the health, well-being, and economic livelihood of families headed by same-sex couples.
Kellan Baker interviews Dr. Claire Pomeroy and Dr. Edward Callahan about improving the health of gay and transgender Americans.
Report With the current fiscal showdown and sequestration looming, gay and transgender Americans may be caught in the middle of budget cuts and tax hikes unless we work together to minimize the harm to this group of Americans.
Issue Brief Transgender Americans and other underserved populations must be taken into account when states formulate their essential health benefits standards.
The Court’s potential decision to review the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 will impact thousands of same-sex couples nationwide.
Issue Brief For millions of workers, including many gay and transgender workers, the lack of paid sick days threatens their health, the health of their families, and their ability to earn a living.
A poll from Gallup and the Williams Institute shows why gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender families are more likely to struggle financially than others.
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 near-universal margins, Latinos support laws and policies that level the playing field for gay Americans in all areas of life, not just marriage.
Charts Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to ensure all workers have comprehensive protections from discrimination.
Issue Brief Better data collection will help policymakers and advocates better understand and address health disparities affecting the LGBT community.