Caitlin Rooney is a research associate for the LGBT Research and Communications Project at American Progress. Rooney joins American Progress after receiving a bachelor’s degree in legal and political rhetoric with a minor in politics from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. She wrote her senior honors thesis on international advocacy for LGBT rights and presented it at the Western States Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference. While in college, Rooney participated in the Prison Research Group and the Prison Debate Project, and helped to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state through her work with Washington United for Marriage. She also interned at the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and for Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims (D), the first openly gay member of the Pennsylvania legislature. Prior to joining American Progress, Rooney volunteered for the Pennsylvania Prison Society as a lobbyist assistant.

By Caitlin Rooney
Programs That Support Basic Living Standards for LGBTQ Women Should Be Strengthened – Not CutCenter for American Progress and National Women's Law CenterMarch 8, 2019
Welcoming All FamiliesCenter for American ProgressNovember 20, 2018
Protecting Basic Living Standards for LGBTQ PeopleCenter for American ProgressAugust 13, 2018
Serving LGBTQ Immigrants and Building Welcoming CommunitiesCenter for American ProgressJanuary 24, 2018
Discrimination Prevents LGBTQ People from Accessing Health CareCenter for American ProgressJanuary 18, 2018
The Harms of Refusing Service to LGBTQ People and Other Marginalized CommunitiesCenter for American ProgressNovember 29, 2017
Advancing LGBTQ Equality Through Local Executive ActionCenter for American ProgressAugust 25, 2017
State ID Card Policies for LGBTQ Youths Experiencing HomelessnessCenter for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2016
Discrimination Against Transgender Women Seeking Access to Homeless SheltersCenter for American ProgressJanuary 7, 2016
LGBT Inclusion in SportsCenter for American ProgressDecember 18, 2015