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.
We the People
ICE Officers Overwhelmingly Use Their Discretion to Detain LGBT Immigrants
The Economic Cost of Overly Broad RFRAs
Helping State and Local Officials Advocate for LGBT Communities
Moving the Needle
This fact sheet explains the Earned Income Tax Credit and how proposed modifications to improve its effectiveness can benefit the LGBT community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Findings from a poll of young pro-marriage-equality voters illuminate ways that future progressive campaigns can be responsive to youth voices.
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.
A national study found that people living at the intersection of LGBT and undocumented immigrant communities face an increased risk of hate violence.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s bed quota is becoming increasingly outdated, inefficient, and inhumane.
LGBT people and people living with HIV are significantly overrepresented in all aspects of the penal system, including policing, adjudication, and incarceration.
Anti-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.
We must take action to ensure that regulations giving same-sex couples and domestic partners visitation and medical decision-making rights are respected and enforced.
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.
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.