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A Broken Bargain

Board room book_alt2 icon Report If fairness and equality are part of America’s basic workplace bargain, this bargain is clearly broken for LGBT workers. This broken bargain, in turn, can create an untenable situation for employers.

By the Movement Advancement Project, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Center for American Progress | Tuesday, June 4, 2013

How the Affordable Care Act Helps the LGBT Community

Get the facts on several of the major program and policy changes that are being made under the health reform law and what they mean for the LGBT community.

By Andrew Cray and Kellan Baker | Thursday, May 30, 2013

3 Barriers that Stand Between LGBT Youth and Healthier Futures

These preventable threats to the health of LGBT youth are widespread, but Congress can act to reduce their harm on this vulnerable population.

By Andrew Cray | Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Affordable Care Act and LGBT Families: Everything You Need to Know

article icon Issue Brief This guide provides a basic overview of the Affordable Care Act, a review of how the act helps you and your family, and an explanation of how you and your family can access affordable health insurance.

By Heron Greenesmith, Andrew Cray, and Kellan Baker | Thursday, May 23, 2013

FAFSA Modernizes to Recognize LGBT Families

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will soon begin collecting information about applicants who have same-sex parents, giving them equal access to college financial aid.

By Crosby Burns and David A. Bergeron | Monday, May 6, 2013

Why Gender-Identity Nondiscrimination in Insurance Makes Sense

article icon Issue Brief Many transgender people lack health insurance and face discrimination from health care companies. Certain states are taking steps to prevent discrimination, and on the national level, the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance discrimination.

By Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Thursday, May 2, 2013

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