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Improving the Lives of LGBT Americans Beginning with Our 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.

By Christopher Frost and Katie Miller | Thursday, May 2, 2013

Jason Collins’s Anticlimactic Announcement

Jason CollinsThe 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

How the Affordable Care Act Can Help Same-Sex Couples

Rally in support of health insurance for the partners of gay employeesAs we continue to implement key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, we should ensure that the law helps same-sex couples and their families get the insurance coverage and health care that they need.

By Andrew Cray and Kellan Baker | Friday, April 26, 2013

10 Things to Know About the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

This week a bipartisan group of senators and representatives are introducing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would finally make it illegal in all 50 states to discriminate against LGBT workers.

By Winnie Stachelberg and Crosby Burns | Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Ever-Evolving Institution of Marriage

DOMADespite claims by many conservatives and religious leaders, marriage has not always been a union between one man and one woman but over the years has embraced practices that even most strident marriage traditionalists might abhor.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 10, 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

Infographic: How the Defense of Marriage Act Is Harming 1 Military Couple

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.

By Katie Miller | Wednesday, March 27, 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

Addressing Gay and Transgender and HIV/AIDS Issues in Health Care Reform

As we move to implement the Affordable Care Act in its entirety, we must be sure to consider how the law will affect gay and transgender Americans and people with HIV, as discussed at a recent CAP event.

By Kellan Baker and Christopher Frost | Friday, March 22, 2013

Infographic: Marriage Equality Is Now a Mainstream Value (2013 Update)

Recent polls confirm that an increasing majority of Americans support the freedom to marry and believe that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage.

By Crosby Burns and Christopher Frost | Thursday, March 21, 2013

Public-Health Advocates Should Support the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act

Sen.Tom Cobun (R-OK)The HIV Organ Policy Equity, or HOPE, Act represents a positive step forward for sensible HIV and health policy by removing outdated barriers to common-sense procedures for the donation of life-saving organs.

By Andrew Cray | Monday, March 11, 2013

Living in Dual Shadows

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

6 Ways Sequestration Will Harm Gay and Transgender Americans

John BoehnerSequestration would cut funding for several federal programs that are crucial to the health, wellness, and livelihood of gay and transgender Americans and their families.

By Christopher Frost, Crosby Burns, and Katie Miller | Thursday, February 28, 2013

How the Defense of Marriage Act Is Harming One Military Couple

play_alt icon 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.

By Lauren Santa Cruz and Katie Miller | Thursday, February 21, 2013