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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 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 2020
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Center for Democracy & Technology
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Data & Technology
Employers use algorithm-driven hiring tools as a fast and efficient way to process job applications in large numbers. Job-seekers are increasingly asked to record videos (that employers mine for facial and vocal cues), complete online tests (that are used to evaluate their optimism...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Kentucky
Source Vicco City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights
This ordinance prohibits employers from refusing to hire, or terminating and discriminating against an individual due to their race, color, or national origin; sex and/or gender; religion; age; or sexual orientation. The ordinance requires the City Council to appoint a member of the...

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 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families
This local law prohibits discrimination in employment based on pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. This local law makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to refuse to provide a reasonable accommodation to the needs of an employee for her pregnancy,...

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 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 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 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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Lambda Legal
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families
Often times, misperceptions and prejudices about transgender people may fuel custody disputes; judges and adoption agencies sometimes try to stop transgender adults from bringing children into their lives and even try to remove them from their homes. This fact sheet addresses some...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2012
Level State
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Housing
Recent federal guidance and regulations have greatly strengthened the housing rights of transgender people. This document lists the housing rights of transgender people (including the laws that protect them), answers common questions, and outlines how they can file complaints of housing...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Flint City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health
The ordinance prohibits race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, condition of pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental limitation, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or actual or perceived HIV status from being factored into the decision...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, National
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing
Compared to non-LGBT people, LGBT people appear to be more likely to face housing unaffordability, experience homelessness, and be renters (rather than homeowners). LGBT people face an array of stigma and discrimination across their life course that undermines their ability to have...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
Transgender people overall experience high levels of discrimination in every area of life, as well as high levels of poverty, unemployment, homelessness, negative interactions with police, incarceration, and violent victimization. As a result, many transgender people participate in...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Food
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, inequities in access to food across the United States are especially apparent. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people are among the many subgroups of Americans known to experience especially high rates of food insecurity. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Office of Legislative Research
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report provides an overview of the Executive Orders (EOs) that suspend recertification requirements for recipients of certain property tax relief programs for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and veterans and their family members. In particular, this report focuses...

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