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Rights and Justice
The LGBTQI+ Policy team provides timely, strategic resources on policy issues affecting LGBTQI+ communities.
Through data and policy analysis, we examine the effects of discrimination and the misuse of religious exemptions while advocating for comprehensive federal nondiscrimination protections such as the Equality Act.
Our research has clearly demonstrated stark racial disparities in well-being, vulnerabilities, and experiences of discrimination among LGBTQI+ people. We work to show the nature of these disparities and ensure policy responses do not continue to leave LGBTQI+ people of color behind.
Exclusion of LGBTQI+ people from opportunities in education, employment, housing, and health care has material consequences on the well-being of LGBTQI+ individuals. We examine these impacts and recommend responses to policymakers and other key stakeholders.
Good policy demands good research, and the government needs an accurate picture of the experiences of LGBTQI+ people to adequately respond to the issues they face. Expanding and enhancing data collection on sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex status in research is a central priority of our team.
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Shoshana K. Goldberg
Mar 15, 2021
Thee Santos, Caroline Medina, Sharita Gruberg
Aug 18, 2021
Caroline Medina, Thee Santos, Lindsay Mahowald, 1 More
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Oct 25, 2023
J. Egler writes about nondiscrimination protections Congress can pursue for the LGBTQI+ community following the Supreme Court's ruling in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis.
Jul 5, 2023
Drag queen Mari Con Carne leads us through their makeup routine while discussing the issues that the drag and LGBTQ+ communities face today.
Jun 30, 2023
J. Egler, Hai-Lam Phan, Ala Al Sadi, 2 More
Toni Pandolfo, Charlie Schuyler
Join Brandon J. Wolf, Chasten Buttigieg, and the Center for American Progress for an armchair conversation to discuss LGBTQI+ rights, gun violence prevention, and finding purpose and power through tragedy.
Jun 21, 2023
In order to better support all workers—especially LGBTQI+ workers—policymakers must design paid leave policies that are inclusive of chosen family and reflect the diverse caregiving needs of people across the country.
Mar 1, 2023
Caroline Medina, Molly Weston Williamson
A comprehensive new CAP study finds that many LGBTQI+ people continue to face discrimination in their personal lives, employment, housing, and health care, as well as in the public sphere.
Jan 12, 2023
Caroline Medina, Lindsay Mahowald
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.
Sep 8, 2022
Caroline Medina explains the importance of enacting the LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion Act.
Jul 11, 2022
The Census Project
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.
Jun 28, 2022
Caroline Medina, Rose Khattar
This Pride Month, policymakers and the environmental movement must consider how environmental injustice affects the LGBTQI+ community.
Jun 16, 2022
New data from the Census Bureau reveal economic insecurity and labor market gaps experienced by LGBT people compared with non-LGBT populations.
Jun 1, 2022
Caroline Medina, Lindsay Mahowald, Rose Khattar, 1 More
Expanding and enhancing data collection is critical to identifying and addressing the needs of LGBTQI+ communities.
May 24, 2022
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