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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

LGBT Undocumented Immigrants Face an Increased Risk of Hate Violence

LGBT anti-hate rallyA national study found that people living at the intersection of LGBT and undocumented immigrant communities face an increased risk of hate violence.

by Sharita Gruberg | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Little-Known Congressional Quota is Placing LGBT Immigrants in Grave Danger

Detainees leave detention center cafeteriaImmigration and Customs Enforcement’s bed quota is becoming increasingly outdated, inefficient, and inhumane.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

Infographic: Why Are So Many LGBT People and People Living with HIV Behind Bars?

LGBT people and people living with HIV are significantly overrepresented in all aspects of the penal system, including policing, adjudication, and incarceration.

by Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Global Reach of Religious Liberty Rhetoric

MuseveniAnti-LGBT “license to discriminate” bills and discriminatory rhetoric in the United States are sending ripples across the globe; accountability at home would do the same.

by Tami A. Martin | Monday, April 21, 2014

Hospital Visitation and Medical Decision Making for Same-Sex Couples

Janice Langbehn Presidential Citizens MedalWe must take action to ensure that regulations giving same-sex couples and domestic partners visitation and medical decision-making rights are respected and enforced.

by Garrett Riou | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

3 Key Challenges in Combating the Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

Prostitution arrest article icon Issue Brief There is growing recognition that the sex trafficking of children is an issue in the United States. But there is much work still to be done to effectively combat this crime and provide appropriate services and support to victims.

by Chelsea Parsons, Andrew Cray, Malika Saada Saar, and Yasmin Vafa | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Helps LGBT Immigrants in Detention

LGBT prisoners article icon Issue Brief New U.S. Department of Homeland Security standards under the Prison Rape Elimination Act are a significant first step to protect LGBT immigrants from sexual abuse in detention.

by Sharita Gruberg | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Arizona, Immigration, and LGBT Rights: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Arizona protestorsGiven Arizona’s passage of the anti-immigrant S.B. 1070 in 2010 and the subsequent, significant backlash it faced, Gov. Jan Brewer’s recent veto of S.B. 1062 may indicate that the state is moving in a positive direction on LGBT and immigrant rights.

by Laura E. Durso, Angela Maria Kelley, and Philip E. Wolgin | Monday, March 10, 2014

Infographic: Schools Are Failing LGBT Youth and Funneling Them into Prison

HandcuffsThe 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.

by Preston Mitchum | Thursday, February 27, 2014

Beyond Bullying

book_alt2 icon 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.

by Preston Mitchum and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Thursday, February 27, 2014