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On the Streets Report
There are approximately 1.6 million to 2.8 million homeless young people in the United States, and estimates suggest that disproportionate numbers of those youth are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. (AP/Leslie Mazoch)

On the Streets

Report from Nico Sifra Quintana, Josh Rosenthal, and Jeff Krehely examines and offers recommendations for the federal response to gay and transgender homeless youth.

Nico Sifra Quintana, Josh Rosenthal, Jeff Krehely

Two Big Victories Article
An unidentified sailor salutes a U.S. flag. The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 16 to 12 to include language  repealing the ban in the Defense Authorization bill, and the House voted  234 to 194 to do the same. (AP/Hasan Jamali)

Two Big Victories

Congress takes a major step toward repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the U.S. Armed Forces, writes Winnie Stachelberg and Josh Rosenthal.

Winnie Stachelberg, Josh Rosenthal

Making COBRA More Equal Article
Holly Brown was able to stay insured after losing her job thanks to COBRA. The Equal Access to COBRA Act would correct a longstanding inequality by allowing partners and other beneficiaries to access health care after a break in coverage. (AP/Nam Y. Huh)

Making COBRA More Equal

New bill would correct a longstanding inequality by allowing partners and other beneficiaries to access health care after a break in coverage, write Liz Weiss and Josh Rosenthal.

Liz Weiss, Josh Rosenthal

LGBT Issues in Health Reform Report
For our country to succeed going forward, we need to get back to the  fundamental truth that our success hinges on the strength of the middle  class. (iStockphoto)

LGBT Issues in Health Reform

Health care reform can help LGBT Americans, who are often marginalized by the current system. This issue brief from Josh Rosenthal details how.

Josh Rosenthal

Steps Toward Equality Article
Today the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs will review the nomination of John Berry, (above), to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management. Berry's confirmation, along with passage of the Domestic Parner Benefits and Obligations Act, could help improve the federal workplace for lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

Steps Toward Equality

John Berry's confirmation for director of the Office of Personnel Management could lead to a more open and tolerant federal workplace, write Winnie Stachelberg and Josh Rosenthal.

Winnie Stachelberg, Josh Rosenthal

Benefits Denied Report
Jon Van Sciver marries his longtime partner Craig Morgan at a ceremony in San Diego last summer. The couple were one of 18,000 same-sex couples who wed before California's Proposition 8 banned the marriages. (AP/Chris Park)

Benefits Denied

After paying into the system their whole lives, married same-sex couples will be denied thousands of dollars in Social Security benefits, write Ben Furnas and Josh Rosenthal.

Ben Furnas, Josh Rosenthal

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