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Disability Justice Is LGBT Justice: A Conversation with Movement Leaders

LGBt and disability justice advocatesThe LGBT and disability movements have both seen tremendous progress in the past decades—but much work remains. In this podcast, movement leaders discuss the personal and political intersections of the work that lies ahead.

by Emmett Patterson, Margaret Hughes, Andrew Cray, Hannah Hussey | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Their Baby Was Denied Access to Care Because They Are Gay

play_alt icon Video LGBT couple Krista and Jami Contreras discuss what happened when they took their infant daughter to the pediatrician for the first time.

by Andrew Satter and Sarah McBride | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Infographic: RFRA Repercussions

Overly broad state religious freedom restoration acts, or RFRAs, threaten true religious freedom and could have far-reaching negative consequences.

by Donna Barry, Billy Corriher, Carolyn Davis, Chester Hawkins, Lauren Kokum, Sarah McBride | Thursday, May 7, 2015

Open Doors for All

flags article icon Issue Brief The Affordable Care Act can help address discrimination against LGBT people and their families in health coverage and care—but the law’s protections must clearly include sexual orientation and gender identity.

by Kellan Baker | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Moving the Needle

Lesbian couple with baby book_alt2 icon Report The Affordable Care Act is making a difference in connecting LGBT people with coverage, but more remains to be done.

by Kellan Baker, Laura E. Durso, Andrew Cray | Monday, November 17, 2014

Affordable Care Act Outreach: Targeted Communication Strategies for LGBT Communities

I Love Obamacare castThis user-friendly guide presents research-based strategies that will aid health insurance enrollment efforts and consumer outreach to different subgroups of the LGBT population.

by Laura E. Durso, Kellan Baker, Andrew Cray | Friday, November 22, 2013

LGBT Communities and the Affordable Care Act

Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Tom Harkin article icon Issue Brief New insurance options made available through the Affordable Care Act hold great potential for improving the lives of LGBT people, but only if we connect the community with coverage.

by Laura E. Durso, Kellan Baker, Andrew Cray | Thursday, October 10, 2013

Infographic: How New Coverage Options Affect LGBT Communities

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act presents an unprecedented opportunity to help LGBT people and their families get the health insurance coverage and health care they need.

by Kellan Baker, Andrew Cray, Gary J. Gates | Thursday, September 12, 2013

Connecting with Coverage: 4 Things LGBT People Need to Know About the Health Insurance Marketplaces

Stethoscope article icon Issue Brief Here are the top four facts you need to know about what the Marketplaces mean for LGBT communities.

by Kellan Baker | Thursday, September 12, 2013

Why the LGBT Community Still Needs the Ryan White Program

President Barack ObamaIn light of the increasing HIV incidence rates among MSM and transgender women, supporting the reauthorization of the Ryan White program should be a priority for the LGBT community.

by Preston Mitchum | Monday, July 8, 2013

LGBT-Inclusive Sex Education Means Healthier Youth and Safer Schools

Comprehensive sex education is critical to young people’s sexual health and benefits all students, including LGBT youth.

by Hannah Slater | Friday, June 21, 2013

Obamacare and the LGBT Community

play_alt icon Video Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray explain the impact of health reform for the LGBT community and how LGBT community members and organizations can get involved in implementing the law.

by Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Thursday, June 6, 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

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, Kellan Baker | Thursday, May 23, 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