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Caroline Medina is the director for LGBTQI+ Policy at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Medina worked for the Massachusetts Legislature as a legislative director and chief of staff, where she maintained a portfolio of bills tied to public health, criminal justice reform, and LGBTQ rights. Medina specializes in qualitative and quantitative analysis of LGBTQ policies that takes an intersectional approach and most recently engaged in research for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s report on LGBTI inclusion.

Medina holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a master’s degree in public administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she focused on public economic and social policy.

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Advancing Health Care Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQI+ Communities Report
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Advancing Health Care Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQI+ Communities

New data reveal that LGBTQI+ communities encounter discrimination and other challenges when interacting with health care providers and health insurers, underscoring the importance of strengthening nondiscrimination protections through Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

Caroline Medina, Lindsay Mahowald

How Congress can illuminate LGBTQI+ experiences — and craft equitable solutions In the News

How Congress can illuminate LGBTQI+ experiences — and craft equitable solutions

Caroline Medina and Rose Khattar discuss the historic House passage of the LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion Act and underscore how comprehensive data collection is critical to better understand LGBTQI+ communities, shed light on persistent disparities, and craft responsive policy solutions.

State Attacks Against LGBTQI+ Rights Article
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State Attacks Against LGBTQI+ Rights

Learn more about the discriminatory anti-LGBTQI+ bills advancing in states across the country and what can be done to oppose these damaging legislative attacks.

Caroline Medina, Sharita Gruberg

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