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Building a More Inclusive National Park System for All Americans

President Barack Obama announces the establishment of a national monument article icon Issue Brief Congress and the president should work to conserve places that better reflect America’s diverse population and help engage new generations to visit and explore their shared heritage and resources.

by Nidhi Thakar, Claire Moser, Laura E. Durso | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Humanitarian Diplomacy

LGBT march Nicaragua book_alt2 icon Report CAP data analysis provides insights into the challenges that LGBT people seeking asylum in the United States face and underscores the need for the government to collect sexual orientation and gender identity data.

by Sharita Gruberg and Rachel West | Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Countries From Which LGBT People Are Seeking Asylum

cursor icon Interactive Data analysis provides insight into the countries that LGBT asylum seekers come from and their experiences in the asylum process.

by Sharita Gruberg and Andrew Lomax | Thursday, June 18, 2015

Strengthening Child Welfare Systems by Resisting LGBT Discrimination

Adopted child of same-sex parentsReligious exemption laws would deny loving homes to vulnerable youth.

by Carolyn Davis and Hannah Hussey | Wednesday, June 3, 2015

No Way Out: Congress’ Bed Quota Traps LGBT Immigrants in Detention

immigration detention centerData obtained by CAP through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that Immigration and Customs Enforcement elected to detain 68 percent of LGBT immigrants who were eligible for release in fiscal year 2014.

by Sharita Gruberg | Thursday, May 14, 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

Infographic: New Employment Protections for 28 Million Workers

LGBT employeesPresident Obama’s executive order banning discrimination against employees of federal contractors because of sexual orientation and gender identity goes into effect today.

by Sarah McBride | Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Millennials Overwhelmingly Support Comprehensive LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections

Protest Final FourA new Generation Progress poll shows widespread support among Millennials for legislation that bans discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing, and other areas of life.

by Sarah McBride and Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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