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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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What You Need To Know About the Equality Act Fact Sheet
 (LGBTQ rights demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., October 2019.)

What You Need To Know About the Equality Act

This fact sheet outlines how the Equality Act would provide much-needed civil rights protections for LGBTQ people, women, people of faith, and others.

Thee Santos, Caroline Medina, Sharita Gruberg

Improving the Lives and Rights of LGBTQ People in America Report
 (LGBTQ rights supporters gather during a candlelight vigil in West Reading, Pennsylvania, on September 14, 2020.)

Improving the Lives and Rights of LGBTQ People in America

The incoming Biden administration has stated its commitment to advancing LGBTQ equality, which will require undoing the harms caused during the last four years and by generations of discrimination, as well as proactively championing a progressive agenda.

Caroline Medina, Sharita Gruberg, Lindsay Mahowald, 1 More Thee Santos

Supreme Court Case Could Give Taxpayer-Funded Service Providers a Broad License To Discriminate Against LGBTQ People Article
A pride flag is waved in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2013, in Washington, D.C. (Getty/AFP/Saul Loeb)

Supreme Court Case Could Give Taxpayer-Funded Service Providers a Broad License To Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could allow discrimination against same-sex couples seeking to foster children and may also have broad negative impacts on nondiscrimination laws that affect a broad range of services and individuals.

Lindsay Mahowald, Caroline Medina