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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Education
The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County affirmed that Title VII protects employees nationwide from discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Courts have often looked to Title VII case law when interpreting analogous provisions...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source State College Borough Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance ensures that each resident receives full benefits of citizenship and equal employment opportunities regardless of a person's perceived or actual race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) California
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Health, Food
This report describes characteristics of LGBT adults in California in relation to their vulnerability to economic harm from the COVID-19 pandemic. Key findings of the report show that about 612,000 LGBT Californians were living below 200% of the federal poverty level prior to the...

Type Ordinance
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Boston City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Health
While covering transition-related surgeries can improve the health of transgender people and save money in the long run, refusing to cover transition-related care also costs lives. Thus, this ordinance prohibits the City of Boston from contracting with any health insurance company...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
Incarceration is inherently traumatic, dehumanizing, and harmful. It imposes tremendous costs on individuals, their loved ones, and our communities. Fortunately, there is much that LGBTQ advocates can do to combat the crisis of mass incarceration that disproportionately affects poor...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Lesbian Rights
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families
In additional to all the steps parents must take to help ensure that their children have what they need to develop into healthy adults, parents raising transgender and gender-expansive children must take additional steps to to prepare their child and family to cope with the possibility...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Safety
During interactions with law enforcement, transgender people are prone to experiencing harassment, abuse, or other mistreatment by the police. This report evaluates police departments across the country by assessing factors such as non-discrimination statements, recognition of non-binary...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County, State
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health
Among a transgender population that is already marginalized, transgender immigrants face even higher risks of discrimination and violence in employment, housing, health care, when seeking services, and even in their own home. Trans immigrants often have limited support systems, and...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) Washington
Source King County Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
The ordinance, in order to achieve the 'fair and just principle' embedded within the countywide strategic plan, requires that equity and justice be applied to every county action. The ordinance establishes an inter-branch team to facilitate accountability of and coordination by all...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level State
State(s) All States
Source American Civil Liberties Union
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families
It is common for transgender parents who have come out or transitioned after having a child to have their gender transition raised as a basis to deny or restrict them from child custody or visitation. Many of these parents have been treated terribly by the courts because judges have...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level County, National
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Food
LGBTQ people in the United States report high rates of food insecurity. Through questionnaire data and in-depth interviews with low-income LGBTQ people, this report documents their experiences with food insecurity, the challenges they face when accessing and using programs designed...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
Research shows that transgender people in the United States face persistent and pervasive discrimination and violence. LGBT people in the United States are particularly susceptible to violence and discrimination by law enforcement. This fact sheet includes statistics and data to support...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Civil Rights
Through an examination of Amazon’s various platforms and services, this report reveals that for growing racist, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic movements, the breadth of Amazon’s business combined with its weak and inadequately enforced policies provides numerous channels through which...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level County
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Health
In times of crisis, such as during the COVID-19 outbreak, trans, nonbinary people, and other vulnerable communities are at a higher risk of violence and discrimination. This guide has been prepared to ensure that trans and nonbinary people are aware of their legal rights and can make...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Missouri
Source St. Louis City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Education
The ordinance prohibits discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry in housing, employment, education, services, public accommodations, and real property transactions...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) Oregon
Source Multnomah County
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance prohibits public and private institutions and organizations from discriminating against individuals on the basis of any identity trait. This ordinance provides legal recourse for individuals who have been discriminated against and provides a specific listing of protected...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Health
Transgender older adults face many challenges, such as the inability to access healthcare, disproportionate experiences of violence, high rates of HIV/AIDS, employment and housing discrimination, and other physical and mental health related issues. While there are policies and programs...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level School District, School Board
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Education
This document presents a model school district policy on transgender and gender nonconforming students, which outlines best practices for schools to ensure that all students are safe, included, and respected in school, regardless of their gender identity or expression. The model presents...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
This report presents data on the discrimination that transgender individuals face in education, employment, housing, public accommodations, health care, public safety, ID documents, and in the family. The report presents data from a survey of 6,450 transgender and gender non-conforming...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Education, Housing, Public Safety, Energy, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Transportation & Mobility
This report examines Houston attitudes about flooding, education, the local economy, equal opportunity, immigration, sex and gender, climate change, and trust....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families
This paper focuses on gender-based oppression since it is both one of the fundamental characteristics of the current system and one that must be eliminated from any desirable alternative future system. The first section attempts to provide working definitions for key terms and a brief...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Extensive research has shown that LGBTQ people in the United States experience poverty at higher rates compared to cisgender heterosexual people. Among LGBTQ adults, transgender people and cisgender bisexual women experience the highest rates of economic insecurity. Through interviews...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Spaces, Public Safety
Over the years, more and more cities and states have extended essential protections to LGBT people via non-discrimination laws. In response, anti-LGBT activists have attacked these laws by attempting to incite “bathroom panic”—an irrational fear that non-discrimination laws will compromise...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level State
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families
In the landmark civil rights case Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court struck down all remaining laws limiting the right to marry based on gender. This fact sheet answers commonly held questions about what this Supreme Court ruling means for transgender people....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
Hate crimes are devastating events, both for the victim and for the community in which they occur. How we respond to them, as transgender advocates and allies, is very important. This manual provides you with some of the tools to create an effective response to a hate crime after...

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