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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

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

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

The Battles that Remain: Military Service and LGBT Equality

Cooper-Harris article icon Issue Brief Even after the fall of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the Defense of Marriage Act, LGBT service members and veterans continue to face discrimination.

by Katie Miller and Andrew Cray | Friday, September 20, 2013

The Data on Military Sexual Assault: What You Need to Know

Dana Chipman, Raymond Odierno, Martin Dempsey, Richard GrossContrary to recent claims that the data exaggerate the problem, the numbers on military sexual assault understate the severity of the crisis in several ways.

by Lindsay Rosenthal and Katie Miller | Tuesday, July 23, 2013

5 Myths About Military Sexual Assault

With military sexual assault numbers on the rise, it is imperative that military leaders and members of Congress separate fact from fiction if they truly wish to see an end to this shameful trend.

by Lindsay Rosenthal and Katie Miller | Thursday, June 6, 2013

4 Bills Congress Can Enact This Year to Prevent LGBT Youth Homelessness

This year, members of Congress can help prevent LGBT youth homelessness by ensuring that schools are safe and inclusive spaces for all students, and by directing existing homeless-youth programs to specifically target LGBT youth.

by Katie Miller | Tuesday, June 4, 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

Veterans Seeking Mental Health Care for Sexual Assault Face Unacceptable Hurdles

Anu BhagwatiEnding the Department of Veterans Affairs backlog and passing the Ruth Moore Act of 2013 would allow veterans who have experienced military sexual assault to access the mental health care they need.

by Katie Miller | Thursday, April 4, 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

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

Collateral Damage

Military book_alt2 icon Report By preventing the military from recognizing the legal marriages of same-sex military couples, the Defense of Marriage Act contradicts numerous military initiatives.

by Katie Miller | Thursday, February 21, 2013

Checklist of Benefits Secretary Panetta Can and Should Extend to Same-Sex Military Spouses

Secretary of Defense Leon PanettaWhile 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.

by Katie Miller | Thursday, February 7, 2013