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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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New analysis shows that LGBTQ+ service members and veterans face a bevy of social, economic, and health concerns—while contending with the legacy of discriminatory policies as well as ongoing social stigma and limits to benefits.
Apr 28, 2022
Learn more about the discriminatory anti-LGBTQI+ bills advancing in states across the country and what can be done to oppose these damaging legislative attacks.
Apr 13, 2022
Caroline Medina, Sharita Gruberg
For decades, the U.S. economy has left LGBTQI+ individuals and their families behind, but the Biden-Harris administration can use its existing authority to uplift LGBTQI+ workers.
Apr 8, 2022
Aurelia Glass, Sharita Gruberg, Caroline Medina, 1 More
Research demonstrates legal protections for LGBTQI+ individuals provide significant benefits for those individuals as well as for their broader communities.
Mar 24, 2022
Sharita Gruberg argues that the Senate must enact comprehensive nondiscrimination protections at the federal level amid an onslaught of anti-LGBTQI+ legislative attacks across the United States.
Feb 25, 2022
State-level attacks against LGBTQI+ rights are poised to continue in the year ahead, heightening the need for the Senate to pass the Equality Act.
Feb 1, 2022
Sharita Gruberg, Caroline Medina
A Reel Progress Screening and Discussion
Nov 15, 2021
Disproportionately high rates of discrimination in school, housing, and the workforce among young LGBTQI+ individuals negatively affects their well-being.
Nov 10, 2021
Lindsay Mahowald, Edwith Theogene, Han Le, 1 More
Data indicate that disabled LGBTQI+ workers experience higher rates of barriers to obtaining and maintaining employment, resulting in difficulties in obtaining economic security.
Nov 3, 2021
Caroline Medina, Lindsay Mahowald, Thee Santos, 1 More
New CAP data and analysis offer insights into the experiences of people with intersex traits.
Oct 26, 2021
New data and analysis reveal important health disparities and barriers to care for transgender adults and what can be done to address these issues.
Aug 25, 2021
The federal government and policymakers must address health disparities and barriers to care for transgender communities by implementing holistic policy solutions.
Aug 18, 2021
Caroline Medina, Thee Santos, Lindsay Mahowald, 1 More
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