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A Return to the Status Quo: Indiana’s So-Called RFRA Fix

Christina Hale RFRA protestThe recently announced fix for Indiana’s Religions Freedom Restoration Act removes some of the most objectionable components of the bill but falls short of banning discrimination.

by Sarah McBride | Thursday, April 2, 2015

Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act Is Bad for Business

Indianapolis business window stickerWith the passage of Indiana’s recent license-to-discriminate bill, the state risks losing more than $250 million and counting in economic activity.

by Sarah McBride and Laura E. Durso | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

On the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Changes Are Needed to Protect LGBT Immigrants

Uganda LGBT asylumAlthough immigration policies have become more inclusive since the Immigration and Nationality Act, which explicitly excluded LGBT immigrants from entering the United States, further reforms are needed to create a fairer immigration system.

by Sharita Gruberg | Monday, March 23, 2015

4 Ways the Administration for Children and Families Can Support LGBT Homeless Youth

HandsNew regulations could improve access to services for homeless LGBT young people.

by Hannah Hussey | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Fact Sheets: Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Protections

The federal government still lacks enumerated nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Congress needs to ensure fairness for all people in every area of life.

by Sarah McBride, Laura E. Durso, Sharita Gruberg, Hannah Hussey | Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Infographic: Legally Married and Legally Fired

While same-sex couples now have the freedom to marry in most states, LGBT people still lack basic enumerated protections from discrimination in vital areas of life within a majority of states.

by Sarah McBride | Monday, March 9, 2015

What the LGBT Community Needs to Know About the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2015

article icon Fact Sheet This fact sheet explains the Earned Income Tax Credit and how proposed modifications to improve its effectiveness can benefit the LGBT community.

by the Center for American Progress and the National LGBTQ Task Force | Monday, February 23, 2015

Beyond 4 Walls and a Roof

Rally book_alt2 icon Report Policies and programs aimed at homeless youth routinely fail transgender young people, and the disparities they experience in health, safety, and social and economic well-being hold them back.

by Hannah Hussey | Monday, February 2, 2015

Restoring Justice

LGBT jail bunk article icon Issue Brief Several states and local jurisdictions have updated their juvenile justice policies to ensure that the disproportionate numbers of LGBT youth in the juvenile justice system are treated with dignity and respect. These model policies provide a blueprint for safeguarding all youth in the juvenile justice system.

by Aisha C. Moodie-Mills and Christina Gilbert | Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We the People

rally book_alt2 icon Report It’s time for Congress to pass a comprehensive nondiscrimination bill that provides LGBT people and their families the same protections currently afforded to other Americans.

by Sarah McBride, Laura E. Durso, Hannah Hussey, Sharita Gruberg, Bishop Gene Robinson | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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

Fostering Safety

A Spanish and English welcome sign article icon Issue Brief The risk of sexual assault and abuse of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigrants in U.S. custody demands swift implementation of stronger protections.

by Sharita Gruberg and Hannah Hussey | Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Hidden Crisis

Johns Hopkins article icon Issue Brief The national movement surrounding the crisis of sexual assaults on college campuses is encouraging, but it cannot fully address the problem without including LGBT students.

by Zenen Jaimes Pérez and Hannah Hussey | Friday, September 19, 2014

Engaging Youth Voters Beyond Marriage Equality

youth voter article icon Issue Brief Findings from a poll of young pro-marriage-equality voters illuminate ways that future progressive campaigns can be responsive to youth voices.

by Hannah Hussey and Sarah Audelo | Monday, September 8, 2014

Left Behind

empty chair book_alt2 icon Report Five years after the end of the Great Recession, Millennials still face high barriers to entering the U.S. middle class. For LGBT Millennials, these barriers to full participation in the U.S. economy can be exacerbated by their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

by Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Wednesday, July 16, 2014