Religious exemptions allowing child placing agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ prospective parents will likely reduce the number of families available to adopt, further overburdening the child welfare system and harming the best interests of children in care.
Cities and service providers can take steps to ensure LGBTQ immigrants have access to the resources they need to become full participants in their communities and thrive.
DACA has allowed thousands of LGBT immigrants improve their economic security and pursue higher education. They could lose protection under President Trump’s elimination of the program and risk being deported to countries where their lives are at risk.
With unique knowledge of the needs of their constituents, city and county executives have the power to enact policies and programs that protect LGBTQ communities, increase community engagement, and open doors of opportunity.
Far from maintaining the status quo, the religious liberty executive order permits Attorney General Sessions to remove protections that Americans rely upon in everyday life.
Just months into Betsy DeVos’ tenure as secretary of education, the department is already rolling back critical protections for vulnerable students.
For many people of faith, the motivation to fight against transgender discrimination in public policy comes from their religious identities, not despite them.
Services provided at school can remove barriers to learning for all students.
Federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws can help secure the protections that all LGBTQ people—indeed, all people—need to safely lead their lives and equally participate in society.
North Carolina must strike a proper balance between true religious freedom and the other cherished rights and freedoms that keep the nation’s democracy strong.
A growing number of tribal leaders and organizations affirm two-spirit tribal citizens through policy and action.
Expanding access to state-issued identification for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness could create opportunities and improve their safety and well-being.
New federal rules and state-by-state Medicaid expansion are making health coverage and health care more accessible for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.
Religious exemptions in federal guidelines to address sexual abuse of children undermine their efficacy.
This video shows the devastating emotional and psychological impact that North Carolina's controversial law H.B. 2 can have on transgender people.