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LGBTQI+ people are a vital part of our nation and have remained resilient in their fight for equal rights.
However, the LGBTQI+ community is currently facing unprecedented levels of discrimination: State attacks explicitly targeting the rights of LGBTQI+ people have surged in recent years, while attempts to ban gender-affirming health care and criminalize drag performances have spread through various state houses across the country. Not only does the passage of these measures directly harm LGBTQI+ people and communities, but data also show that the mere introduction of these kinds of bills—which are often fueled by hateful and misinformed rhetoric—adversely affects LGBTQI+ people, especially youth.
CAP is dedicated to providing research that highlights the need for legal and lived equality for LGBTQI+ people as well as advancing policy solutions that further comprehensive nondiscrimination protections in tandem with policies that support the economic security, health, and safety of LGBTQI+ people.
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
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This year saw protections for transgender rights, women's rights, the environment, and U.S. democracy overall, as well as strides in building the economy and keeping communities safe.
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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
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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
The Supreme Court’s right-wing majority could deal a major setback to affirmative action, voting rights, LGBTQ rights, and fair elections as it wraps up the latest term.
May 31, 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
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 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
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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