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Fair Play Report
A teacher plays softball with a group of students, May 2019. (Getty/Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald)

Fair Play

Despite recent legislative pushback, schools across the country are recognizing the important benefits of equal participation in sports for all young people, including transgender youth.

Shoshana K. Goldberg

Secretary DeVos Is Failing to Protect the Civil Rights of LGBTQ Students Report
Betsy DeVos testifies during her confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education, Washington, D.C., January 17, 2017. (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

Secretary DeVos Is Failing to Protect the Civil Rights of LGBTQ Students

Data from the Department of Education show that civil rights enforcement for LGBTQ students has been drastically scaled back since the start of the Trump administration.

Shabab Ahmed Mirza, Frank J. Bewkes

Welcoming All Families Report

Welcoming All Families

Religious exemptions allowing child placing agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ prospective parents will likely reduce the number of families available to adopt, further overburdening the child welfare system and harming the best interests of children in care.

Frank J. Bewkes, Shabab Ahmed Mirza, Caitlin Rooney, 3 More Laura E. Durso, Joe Kroll, Elly Wong

Serving LGBTQ Immigrants and Building Welcoming Communities Report
Immigrants take the oath of citizenship to the United States in the Great Hall of Ellis Island on September 16, 2016, in New York City.

Serving LGBTQ Immigrants and Building Welcoming Communities

Cities and service providers can take steps to ensure LGBTQ immigrants have access to the resources they need to become full participants in their communities and thrive.

Sharita Gruberg, Caitlin Rooney, Ashe McGovern, 2 More Shabab Ahmed Mirza, Laura E. Durso

Advancing LGBTQ Equality Through Local Executive Action Report

Advancing LGBTQ Equality Through Local Executive Action

With unique knowledge of the needs of their constituents, city and county executives have the power to enact policies and programs that protect LGBTQ communities, increase community engagement, and open doors of opportunity.

Laura E. Durso, Caitlin Rooney, Sharita Gruberg, 5 More Sejal Singh, Shabab Ahmed Mirza, Frank J. Bewkes, Aaron Ridings, Daniel Clark

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