The U.S. Department of State’s recent inclusion of same-sex partners as a family reunification refugee priority category will improve access to the refugee program for LGBT families.
Federally supported population surveys need to keep up with the growing visibility of LGBT issues by beginning to routinely collect data on sexual orientation and gender identity.
New legislation to amend existing federal nondiscrimination laws to expressly include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans will fortify and further protect the freedoms and rights of all Americans.
Congress and the president should work to conserve places that better reflect America’s diverse population and help engage new generations to visit and explore their shared heritage and resources.
CAP data analysis provides insights into the challenges that LGBT people seeking asylum in the United States face and underscores the need for the government to collect sexual orientation and gender identity data.
Data analysis provides insight into the countries that LGBT asylum seekers come from and their experiences in the asylum process.
Data obtained by CAP through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that Immigration and Customs Enforcement elected to detain 68 percent of LGBT immigrants who were eligible for release in fiscal year 2014.
On the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Changes Are Needed to Protect LGBT Immigrants
Although immigration policies have become more inclusive since the Immigration and Nationality Act, which explicitly excluded LGBT immigrants from entering the United States, further reforms are needed to create a fairer immigration system.
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.
A national study found that people living at the intersection of LGBT and undocumented immigrant communities face an increased risk of hate violence.
A Roadmap for Change: Federal Policy Recommendations for Addressing the Criminalization of LGBT People and People Living with HIV
Co-authored by CAP's Aisha-Moodie Millis, this report provides an extensive outline of policy measures that federal agencies can adopt to address the pervasive discrimination that LGBT people and people living with HIV face at all stages of the criminal legal system.
CeCe McDonald experienced the oppressive system of America’s harsh prison environment firsthand when she was imprisoned for standing her ground against an attacker. Recently released, CeCe has become a champion for criminal justice reform.
Ben Jealous discusses why civil right leaders, labor, and LGBT leaders must join together to tackle problems at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and criminal justice.
LGBT people and people living with HIV are significantly overrepresented in all aspects of the penal system, including policing, adjudication, and incarceration.