Senior Policy Analyst
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.
New data and analysis reveal important health disparities and barriers to care for transgender adults and what can be done to address these issues.
Transgender students deserve full and equal access to the benefits of school sports participation.
This fact sheet outlines how the Equality Act would provide much-needed civil rights protections for LGBTQ people, women, people of faith, and others.
This analysis examines differences in health outcomes and caregiving by sexual orientation for white people and people of color.
A new analysis from the Center for American Progress shows key differences in health, economic security, and other indicators between bisexual and monosexual people.
Trump’s budget is an unmitigated disaster for everyday Americans—including women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, communities of color, and more.
Expanding access to state-issued identification for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness could create opportunities and improve their safety and well-being.
Collecting more and better data about sexual orientation and gender identity is essential to meet the needs of LGBT people and their families across the United States.
Tests in four states reveal that transgender homeless women face discrimination in accessing shelter.
This fact sheet explains the Earned Income Tax Credit and how proposed modifications to improve its effectiveness can benefit the LGBT community.