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.
This video examines how the Trump administration is expanding religious exemptions in an attempt to gut civil rights protections and codify discrimination against people of minority faiths, women, and people who are LGBTQ.
The Equality Act would help to ensure that all Americans, including LGBTQ people, receive full equality under the law.
Faith leaders across the United States are showing support for the Equality Act, a bill that would grant members of the LGBTQ community consistent protections.
John Freml—whose foster daughter was taken from his home—is one of a growing number of LGBTQ individuals who has faced discrimination in adoption and foster care.
The U.S. Supreme Court could undermine civil rights for the LGBTQ community in Masterpiece Cakeshop.
Faith leaders in Mississippi combat a discriminatory bill targeting members of the LGBTQ community.
One year after the Pulse nightclub shootings, survivors, activists, and advocates reflect on how they turned tragedy into action following the shooting, and how to protect all Americans from gun violence and discrimination.
Watch a 100-second run-down of Trump's chaotic first 100 days.
This video shows the devastating emotional and psychological impact that North Carolina's controversial law H.B. 2 can have on transgender people.
Despite historic progress on LGBT rights, many LGBT people and their families still face serious and life-altering discrimination in their daily lives.