LGBT people and people living with HIV are significantly overrepresented in all aspects of the penal system, including policing, adjudication, and incarceration.
The numbers are clear: The actions and inactions of adults in schools derail LGBT youth and unless these climates become more welcoming, schools will continue to fail LGBT youth by pushing them into a cycle of unfair criminalization.
Report Much of the attention given to LGBT youth in schools has focused on peer-to-peer bullying, but research suggests that harsh discipline policies also foster hostile school climates that push LGBT youth out of schools and disproportionately pipeline them into the juvenile justice system.
Issue Brief As we commemorate the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary, much work remains to realize the late Bayard Rustin’s vision for peace, justice, and economic equity for all, and especially for black LGBT Americans.
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, same-sex immigrant couples will have access to additional benefits.
The Supreme Court repealing Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act will help LGBT immigrants married to American citizens and lawful permanent residents, but more must be done for our immigrant community.
While the Senate’s immigration-reform bill does not include protections for same-sex immigrant couples, it creates a road map to citizenship and a range of key protections for LGBT undocumented immigrants.
The 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.
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.
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.
Of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States today, hundreds of thousands identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT.
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.
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.