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Why LGBT Students Can Still Face Discrimination at School

play_alt icon Video Learn more about why LGBT students can still face discrimination in education.

by Hannah Hussey and Sarah McBride | Monday, August 31, 2015

Why LGBT People Can Still Be Denied Service

play_alt icon Video Learn more about why LGBT Americans can still be denied goods and services throughout the economy.

by Sarah McBride and Andrew Cray | Monday, August 24, 2015

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

Expanding Protections for LGBT People Strengthens Protections for Us All

NYC PrideNew legislation to amend existing federal nondiscrimination laws to expressly include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans will fortify and further protect the freedoms and rights of all Americans.

by Laura E. Durso and Sarah McBride | 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: The Discrimination that Remains Beyond Marriage

Despite our nation’s progress on marriage equality, it remains legal to discriminate against LGBT workers, customers, students, renters, and homebuyers in a majority of states.

by Sarah McBride | Monday, June 29, 2015

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