LGBT Movement Advancement Project (98 Articles with 156,791 total views)

Founded in 2006, the Movement Advancement Project is an independent think tank that provides rigorous research, insight and analysis that help speed equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. MAP’s work is focused on three primary areas:

August, 2024

New MAP Report Traces Attacks on DEI in Government, Education, and Business

New MAP Report Traces Attacks on DEI in Government, Education, and Business
From state legislatures and court houses to Congress, universities, and business board rooms, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, also known as DEI, are under attack in the United States. Far-right extremists and conservative lawmakers are politicizing these initiatives in an effort to regress back to a time when communities of color, women, LGBTQ people and others were marginalized and silenced.
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June, 2024

LGBTQ Equality Maps Updates and Bill Tracking for May 2024

LGBTQ Equality Maps Updates and Bill Tracking for May 2024
In this rapidly changing landscape, MAP's LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a detailed snapshot of the current state of LGBTQ laws and policies in the United States. See below for state level and local level policy updates as of May 8, 2024.
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May, 2024

LGBTQ Equality Maps Updates and Bill Tracking for April 2024

LGBTQ Equality Maps Updates and Bill Tracking for April 2024
MAP's LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a detailed snapshot of the current state of LGBTQ laws and policies in the United States. See below for the latest state policy updates and bill tracking as of April 5, 2024. In this month's edition, state-level policy changes are sorted by updates that are positive and include protections for LGBTQ people, or negative and limit access to education, medical care, IDs, services, and more.
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April, 2024

LGBTQ Policy Snapshot: MAP's Equality Profile for Oklahoma

LGBTQ Policy Snapshot: MAP's Equality Profile for Oklahoma
(Equality profiles and detailed LGBTQ policy information is available for each state. MAP tracks more than 50 laws and policies nationwide and updates this information in real time. For information about bills in the Oklahoma legislature, see Freedom Oklahoma's 2024 bill tracker.)
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New MAP Report Illuminates Far Right's Battle to Control Nearly Every Aspect of Americans' Lives

New MAP Report Illuminates Far Right's Battle to Control Nearly Every Aspect of Americans' Lives
Amid a continuing onslaught of political attacks on LGBTQ people, abortion access, the right to vote, and much more, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released a new report that describes the web of attacks on virtually every area of American's lives, including who people can be, what they can do with their bodies, and how to live their lives.
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March, 2024

LGBTQ Equality Maps Updates for February 2024

LGBTQ Equality Maps Updates for February 2024
Legislative sessions are commencing across the states, and we are already seeing an onslaught of anti-LGBTQ bills. As of February 8, state legislatures have already introduced over 400 anti-LGBTQ bills, according to the ACLU. This year is on track to break 2023's record for the highest number of anti-LGBTQ bills to date.
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January, 2024

Mapping the Complex and Confusing Patchwork of Parentage Laws

Mapping the Complex and Confusing Patchwork of Parentage Laws
Families are made in all kinds of ways, and this is true for both LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ families. Unfortunately, state laws establishing parentage - i.e., the legal recognition of a parent-child relationship - have not kept up with the varied ways that families form.
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December, 2023

What We're Tracking: the Clear Coordination of Opponents' Efforts to Erase LGBTQ People from Public Life

What We're Tracking: the Clear Coordination of Opponents' Efforts to Erase LGBTQ People from Public Life
This year has been unprecedented and difficult for LGBTQ people, their families, and their allies. Throughout 2023, MAP has been tracking opponents' tactics - all going back to their broader goal of erasing LGBTQ people from the fabric of society. In a six-part report series, MAP brings together what may feel like disparate one-off efforts to roll back protections or pass a harmful law, but are really part of a coordinated, strategic effort on the part of our opponents.
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October, 2023

LGBTQ Policy Updates: October 2023

LGBTQ Policy Updates: October 2023
MAP's Equality Maps provide a detailed snapshot of the current state of LGBTQ laws and policies in the United States. In this regularly changing landscape, these are the state and local policy updates over the last month.
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LGBTQ Policy Updates: September 2023

LGBTQ Policy Updates: September 2023
MAP's Equality Maps provide a detailed snapshot of the current state of LGBTQ laws and policies in the United States. In this regularly changing landscape, these are the state and local policy updates from August 3 to September 5.
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New MAP Report - Political Attacks on Transgender Youth Are the Tip of the Iceberg in a Broader Effort to Eliminate Transgender People from Public Life

New MAP Report - Political Attacks on Transgender Youth Are the Tip of the Iceberg in a Broader Effort to Eliminate Transgender People from Public Life
Today the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released Banning Medical Care and Legal Recognition for Transgender People, the fifth in MAP's report series, Under Fire: The War on LGBTQ People in America. The report details how the dramatic increase in political attacks on transgender youth are just the tip of the iceberg and part of a coordinated effort to eliminate transgender people of all ages from public life.
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September, 2023

LGBTQ Equality Maps and Bill Tracking Updates: August 2023

LGBTQ Equality Maps and Bill Tracking Updates: August 2023
MAP's Equality Maps provide a detailed snapshot of the current state of LGBTQ laws and policies in the United States. In this regularly changing landscape, these are the state and local policy updates from mid-June 2023.
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New Report: How Opponents are Enshrining Inequality and Expediting Discrimination Against LGBTQ People

New Report: How Opponents are Enshrining Inequality and Expediting Discrimination Against LGBTQ People
Today the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released the fourth report in its series, Under Fire: The War on LGBTQ People in America. The latest report, "Enshrining Inequality for LGBTQ People", pinpoints the ways that opponents of LGBTQ equality are eroding existing protections and creating new avenues to allow discrimination.
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August, 2023

Assessing the Damage: Reviewing How State LGBTQ Policies Changed in 2023

Assessing the Damage: Reviewing How State LGBTQ Policies Changed in 2023
The past three years have brought a dramatic - and still ongoing-escalation of attacks on LGBTQ people across virtually every aspect of our lives. Now that most states' legislative sessions have adjourned for the year, MAP is taking a look at just how far states' LGBTQ policies have changed so far in 2023, drawing on the more than 50 policies we track in our LGBTQ Equality Maps.
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July, 2023

LGBTQ Equality Laws & Policies Update: June 2023

LGBTQ Equality Laws & Policies Update: June 2023
2023 has seen a record number of political attacks and continued threats against LGBTQ people, especially transgender people. This update covers LGBTQ equality laws enacted from May 5 - June 13, 2023. Given the high number of LGBTQ-related bills introduced and signed into law, this is a longer update than usual. Our maps for each policy area are updated in real-time as new laws are enacted. Full details for this update are available here.
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New MAP Report: How Opponents of LGBTQ Equality Also Attack Voting Rights and Democracy to Make Fighting Back More Difficult for Everyone

New MAP Report: How Opponents of LGBTQ Equality Also Attack Voting Rights and Democracy to Make Fighting Back More Difficult for Everyone
June 21, 2023 - Today, the Movement Advancement Project released the third in its Under Fire: The War on LGBTQ People in America report series. This new report, Under Fire: Erecting Systems and Structural Barriers to Make Change Harder, focuses on how attacks on voting rights and democracy make it more difficult to advance LGBTQ equality-and to counter anti-LGBTQ attacks.
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On LGBTQ Families Day, a New Report Calls for Updating State Parentage Laws to Protect Children and LGBTQ Families

On LGBTQ Families Day, a New Report Calls for Updating State Parentage Laws to Protect Children and LGBTQ Families
June 1, 2023 - Five leading national organizations that advocate for LGBTQ families joined forces on a new report, Relationships at Risk: Why We Need to Update State Parentage Laws to Protect Children and Families: Movement Advancement Project (MAP), COLAGE, Family Equality, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and NCLR.
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June, 2023

LGBTQ Equality Laws & Policies Update: May 2023

LGBTQ Equality Laws & Policies Update: May 2023
This year has seen a horrifying record number of political attacks on LGBTQ people, and especially on transgender people?-?with more than 700 anti-LGBTQ bills introduced just in 2023. This update covers LGBTQ equality laws enacted from March 15 - May 5, 2023 and includes the following topics. Given the high number of LGBTQ-related bills introduced and signed into law, this is a longer update than usual. Our maps for each policy area are updated in real-time as new laws are enacted.
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Media Fact Sheet: Bathroom Bans

Media Fact Sheet: Bathroom Bans

May, 2023

MAP Report Reveals the Growing Extremism of Efforts to Eliminate Medically Necessary Care for Transgender People in the U.S.

MAP Report Reveals the Growing Extremism of Efforts to Eliminate Medically Necessary Care for Transgender People in the U.S.
Bills to ban best-practice medical care for transgender people are growing in number, growing in scope, and growing more extreme, according to a report released today by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP). The new MAP report, LGBTQ Policy Spotlight: Bans on Medical Care for Transgender People, provides the most comprehensive look to date at the sweeping attempts to ban and restrict medical care for not only transgender youth-but also transgender adults. Just last week, Missouri became the first state to effectively ban medically necessary care for both youth and adults.
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April, 2023

LGBTQ Equality Maps and State Bills Updates for March 2023

LGBTQ Equality Maps and State Bills Updates for March 2023
Included in this update: State policy updates, Local level policy updates, Two new Equality Maps, MAP's LGBTQ Equality Bill Tracker
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New Report Offers Most Comprehensive Look to Date at LGBTQI+ People's Financial Lives

New Report Offers Most Comprehensive Look to Date at LGBTQI+ People's Financial Lives
The LGBTQI+ Economic and Financial (LEAF) Survey: Understanding the Financial Lives of LGBTQI+ People in the United States, released today, shines new light on the financial experiences and issues faced by LGBTQI+ people in the U.S. The report fills in critical gaps left by many federal and financial industry surveys that fail to include LGBTQI+ demographics.
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Under Fire: New MAP Report Details Eight Tactics that Attempt to Erase LGBTQ People from Schools and Public Life

Under Fire: New MAP Report Details Eight Tactics that Attempt to Erase LGBTQ People from Schools and Public Life
March 23, 2023 - A report released today by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) outlines how a series of coordinated political attacks is designed to erase LGBTQ people from schools and public life. The report is the second in a new MAP series, Under Fire: The War on LGBTQ People in America.
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March, 2023

LGBTQ Equality Maps and State Bills Updates: February 2023

LGBTQ Equality Maps and State Bills Updates: February 2023
MAP's Equality Maps provide a detailed snapshot of the current state of LGBTQ laws and policies in the United States. In this regularly changing landscape, these are the state and local policy updates as of February 2023.
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Under Fire: A New Report Outlines a War Against LGBTQ People in the U.S.

Under Fire: A New Report Outlines a War Against LGBTQ People in the U.S.
In a groundbreaking report released today, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) connects the dots on the varied ways that LGBTQ people are under siege from a targeted and coordinated campaign to undermine equality and ultimately erase them from public life.
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February, 2023

LGBTQ Equality Updates for January 2023

LGBTQ Equality Updates for January 2023
MAP's Equality Maps provide a detailed snapshot of the current state of LGBTQ laws and policies in the United States. In this regularly changing landscape, these are the state and local policy updates as of January 2023.
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January, 2023

The Respect for Marriage Act is an Important Step on the Path to LGBTQ Equality

The Respect for Marriage Act is an Important Step on the Path to LGBTQ Equality
MAP staff had the honor of watching President Biden sign the Respect for Marriage Act into law yesterday, among colleagues from the LGBTQ movement on the South Lawn of the White House. The Respect for Marriage Act is vitally important - for same-sex couples and interracial couples alike. As we saw with the U.S. Supreme Court decision this year that overturned Roe v. Wade, even some of the most basic, fundamental rights that we depend on are at risk. Today, the overwhelming majority of the country - more than 70% - supports marriage equality and nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people, with broad support across the political spectrum.
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December, 2022

In Times of Crisis and Every Day: Supporting LGBTQ Community Centers

In Times of Crisis and Every Day: Supporting LGBTQ Community Centers
Movement Advancement Project (MAP) is grateful to have partnered with CenterLink since 2008 to publish a biennial report of LGBTQ community centers around the country. The 2022 report was finalized prior to the mass shooting at an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs. This tragedy underscores the importance of LGBTQ community centers and for advocacy to ensure that every LGBTQ person can live free from violence, harassment, and discrimination.
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The ID Divide: New MAP Report Examines How Barriers to ID Harm Different Communities and Impact Everyone

The ID Divide: New MAP Report Examines How Barriers to ID Harm Different Communities and Impact Everyone
Identity documents (IDs) like driver's licenses are keys that unlock virtually every aspect of daily life, but there are many barriers to obtaining ID, affecting everyone but impacting different communities in different ways. A complicated patchwork of policies, combined with unnecessarily high fees and ongoing discrimination, mean that millions of people are unable to access some of the most basic needs and services or to participate in everyday life, simply because they don't have a valid ID.
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November, 2022

LGBTQ Equality Maps Updates for October 2022

LGBTQ Equality Maps Updates for October 2022
MAP's Equality Maps provide a detailed snapshot of the current state of LGBTQ laws and policies in the United States. In this regularly changing landscape, these are the state and local policy updates as of October 2022.
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October, 2022

LGBTQ Equality Maps Updates for September 2022

LGBTQ Equality Maps Updates for September 2022
MAP's Equality Maps provide a detailed snapshot of the current state of LGBTQ laws and policies in the United States. In this regularly changing landscape, these are the state and local policy updates as of September 2022.
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September, 2022

LGBTQ Equality Maps Updates for August 2022

LGBTQ Equality Maps Updates for August 2022
MAP's Equality Maps provide a detailed snapshot of the current state of LGBTQ laws and policies in the country and a comprehensive LGBTQ equality profile for each state. These are the state and local policy updates as of August 2022.
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August, 2022

MAP Report: The National Patchwork of Marriage Laws Underneath Obergefell

MAP Report: The National Patchwork of Marriage Laws Underneath Obergefell
MAP's report, Underneath Obergefell, explores the patchwork of marriage laws around the country. The report highlights the fact that a majority of states still have existing laws on the books that would ban marriage for same-sex couples - even though those laws are currently unenforceable under the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell.
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New Analysis of LGBTQ-Owned Small Businesses' Financial Health: Nearly Half of LGBTQ-Owned Small Businesses that Applied for Loans Were Denied Financing

New Analysis of LGBTQ-Owned Small Businesses' Financial Health: Nearly Half of LGBTQ-Owned Small Businesses that Applied for Loans Were Denied Financing
July 20, 2022 - Today, the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research (CLEAR) and the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released a groundbreaking report on the financial health and needs of LGBTQ-owned small businesses, using data from the Federal Reserve Banks' annual Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS). The most recent SBCS, conducted in 2021, included new questions about LGBTQ ownership of small businesses across the country.
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New MAP Analysis: How States Rank on Voting & Democracy Compared to LGBTQ Equality

New MAP Analysis: How States Rank on Voting & Democracy Compared to LGBTQ Equality
Our ability to have free and fair elections in every state is directly related to many key issues including LGBTQ equality and reproductive rights. The January 6 hearings have shown how close our country has come to losing our democracy. Threats of violence against LGBTQ people, including at Pride celebrations, have increased this month.
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June, 2022

May 2022 Updates to Equality Maps

May 2022 Updates to Equality Maps
MAP's interactive LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a comprehensive look at the current state of laws and policies impacting LGBTQ people across the United States. The Equality Maps offer a state-by-state comparison of the policy landscape and gaps in protections for LGBTQ people across the country.
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Policy Spotlight: Bans on Best Practice Medical Care for Transgender Youth

Policy Spotlight: Bans on Best Practice Medical Care for Transgender Youth
The recent wave of bans attempting to block best practice medical care for transgender youth has been fertile political ground in an election year. Prior to 2020, not a single state had considered legislation to ban best practice medical care for trans youth. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 22 states considered this type of legislation in 2021 with one state, Arkansas, passing such a bill into law. Unfortunately, this trend has only continued this year. According to new research from The Williams Institute, more than 58,000 transgender youth are currently at risk of losing access to best practice medical care due to proposed and enacted state bans and policies.
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May, 2022

April 2022 Updates to Equality Maps

April 2022 Updates to Equality Maps
MAP's interactive LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a comprehensive look at the current state of laws and policies impacting LGBTQ people across the United States. The Equality Maps offer a state-by-state comparison of the policy landscape and gaps in protections for LGBTQ people across the country.
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April, 2022

New MAP Analysis: 80% of Youth Live in State that Considered Curriculum Censorship and Hostile School Climate Bills in 2020-2021

New MAP Analysis: 80% of Youth Live in State that Considered Curriculum Censorship and Hostile School Climate Bills in 2020-2021
March 16, 2022-A new report from Movement Advancement Project (MAP) examines the wave of state legislation that censors discussions of race and LGBTQ people in schools, creates a hostile climate for students, and undermines public education. The report was released in partnership with the Equality Federation.
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March, 2022

February 2022 Updates to Equality Maps

February 2022 Updates to Equality Maps
MAP's interactive LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a comprehensive look at the current state of laws and policies impacting LGBTQ people across the United States. The Equality Maps offer a state-by-state comparison of the policy landscape and gaps in protections for LGBTQ people across the country.
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February, 2022

January 2022 Updates to Equality Maps

January 2022 Updates to Equality Maps
MAP's interactive LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a comprehensive look at the current state of laws and policies impacting LGBTQ people across the United States. The Equality Maps offer a state-by-state comparison of the policy landscape and gaps in protections for LGBTQ people across the country.
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January, 2022

December 2021 Updates to Equality Maps

December 2021 Updates to Equality Maps
MAP's interactive LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a comprehensive look at the current state of laws and policies impacting LGBTQ people across the United States. The Equality Maps offer a state-by-state comparison of the policy landscape and gaps in protections for LGBTQ people across the country.
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New National Survey Reveals LGBTQ People Continue to Be Disproportionately Impacted by the COVID Delta Variant and Ongoing Pandemic

New National Survey Reveals LGBTQ People Continue to Be Disproportionately Impacted by the COVID Delta Variant and Ongoing Pandemic
December 9, 2021-LGBTQ people were more likely to have serious financial problems, income loss, and challenges accessing healthcare as the Delta variant progressed, according to a report released today by the Movement Advancement Project.
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December, 2021

November 2021 Updates to Equality Maps

November 2021 Updates to Equality Maps
MAP's interactive LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a comprehensive look at the current state of laws and policies impacting LGBTQ people across the United States. The Equality Maps offer a state-by-state comparison of the policy landscape and gaps in protections for LGBTQ people across the country.
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November, 2021

New Democracy Maps Show Startling Differences in Election Systems and Access to Voting Across the States

New Democracy Maps Show Startling Differences in Election Systems and Access to Voting Across the States
November 2, 2021-Sixty percent of Americans live in states with sub-par voting laws, according to a new report from the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and One for Democracy. The State of Democracy: How Election Laws Differ Around the Country report, released today, found that access to democracy varies dramatically by state, and that states with the most restrictive voter laws also have the lowest voter turnout. The report is part of an initiative from MAP and One for Democracy called Democracy Maps (mapresearch.org/democracy-maps), a tool to track dozens of laws and policies around the country related to voting and elections.
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October, 2021

September 2021 Updates to Equality Maps

September 2021 Updates to Equality Maps
MAP's interactive LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a comprehensive look at the current state of laws and policies impacting LGBTQ people across the United States. The Equality Maps offer a state-by-state comparison of the policy landscape and gaps in protections for LGBTQ people across the country.
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September, 2021

August 2021 Updates to Equality Maps

August 2021 Updates to Equality Maps
MAP's interactive LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a comprehensive look at the current state of laws and policies impacting LGBTQ people across the United States. The Equality Maps offer a state-by-state comparison of the policy landscape and gaps in protections for LGBTQ people across the country.
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August, 2021

Groundbreaking Analysis of Hate Crime Laws Finds Limitations and Opportunities in the Face of Rising Hate Violence

Groundbreaking Analysis of Hate Crime Laws Finds Limitations and Opportunities in the Face of Rising Hate Violence
(July 28, 2021)-With a rise in hate violence across the country, a new report from the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and 16 leading civil rights organizations provides a groundbreaking analysis of state and federal hate crime laws. The report features a foreword by Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard and Board/Chair President of the Matthew Shephard Foundation.
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July 2021 Updates to Equality Maps

July 2021 Updates to Equality Maps
MAP's interactive LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a comprehensive look at the current state of laws and policies impacting LGBTQ people across the United States. The Equality Maps offer a state-by-state comparison of the policy landscape and gaps in protections for LGBTQ people across the country. To keep you informed on this regularly changing landscape, here are the updates as of July 2021.
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July, 2021

Today's Supreme Court Ruling in the Fulton Case: What You Need to Know

Today's Supreme Court Ruling in the Fulton Case: What You Need to Know
(June 17, 2021)-The following can be attributed to Ineke Mushovic, Executive Director at the Movement Advancement Project: Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case we've been watching closely, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. The ruling allows governments to continue to enforce nondiscrimination laws so long as they do so consistently and neutrally. Although a single foster care agency has been granted a license to discriminate and turn away same-sex couples, the ruling does not create a broad new license to discriminate for other agencies.
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June, 2021

May 2021 Updates to Equality Maps

May 2021 Updates to Equality Maps
MAP's interactive LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a comprehensive look at the current state of laws and policies impacting LGBTQ people across the United States. The Equality Maps offer a state-by-state comparison of the policy landscape and gaps in protections for LGBTQ people across the country.
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May, 2021

April 2021 Updates to Equality Maps

April 2021 Updates to Equality Maps
MAP's interactive LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a comprehensive look at the current state of laws and policies impacting LGBTQ people across the United States. The Equality Maps offer a state-by-state comparison of the policy landscape and gaps in protections for LGBTQ people across the country.
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New Report Examines Bans on Medical Care for Transgender Youth

New Report Examines Bans on Medical Care for Transgender Youth
(April 28, 2021) - Today the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released a new policy spotlight report, Efforts to Ban Health Care for Transgender Youth. In 2021 alone, legislatures in 22 states have introduced bills to ban best practice medical care for transgender young people with one state, Arkansas, passing such a bill into law.
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April, 2021

New Equality Map: Bans on Transgender Youth Participation in Sports

New Equality Map: Bans on Transgender Youth Participation in Sports
(March 29, 2021) - Across the country, state legislatures have introduced bills that would ban transgender youth from participating in K-12 school sports, and in some cases in college as well. This year alone, at least 30 states have introduced this type of legislation.
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February, 2021

New Report Outlines Why the Equality Act is the Civil Rights Update Needed Now for Women and People of Color, in Addition to LGBTQ People

New Report Outlines Why the Equality Act is the Civil Rights Update Needed Now for Women and People of Color, in Addition to LGBTQ People
(January 26, 2021) A new report released today, "Why We All Need the Equality Act Now," outlines the ways in which the Equality Act is vital legislation not just for LGBTQ people, but also for women, people of color, immigrants, and people of minority faiths.
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January, 2021

New Report Finds LGBTQ People Are Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19

New Report Finds LGBTQ People Are Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19
(December 16, 2020) - A new report released today by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) shows that LGBTQ households-especially those headed by Black and Latinx LGBTQ people-experienced disproportionate, negative impacts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes being twice as likely to be unable to get necessary medical care and four times more likely to not have enough food to eat as non-LGBTQ households.
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December, 2020

LGBTQ Groups issue details of 10 ways the Biden administration can support LGBTQ people

LGBTQ Groups issue details of 10 ways the Biden administration can support LGBTQ people
"November 12, 2020-The Movement Advancement Project, along with Center for American Progress, Equality Federation, GLSEN, National Center for Transgender Equality, and SAGE, released a list of actions the Biden administration can take immediately after taking office in January to support LGBTQ people and their families. The groups also outlined longer-term priorities and legislative opportunities, including passing the Equality Act.
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October, 2020

New Research: Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQI Movement

New Research: Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQI Movement
August 18, 2020-Today the Movement Advancement Project release a new report, Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQI Movement, which provides a snapshot of how LGBTQI and allied social justice organizations are responding to this moment. The report is based on series of surveys, and outlines these organizations' financial health, staffing, and efforts to ensure program stability in the face of the pandemic.
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August, 2020

New Report Highlights Unique LGBTQ Landscape and Advocacy in the U.S. South

New Report Highlights Unique LGBTQ Landscape and Advocacy in the U.S. South
July 14, 2020-Today the Movement Advancement Project and Campaign for Southern Equality released Telling a New Southern Story: LGBTQ Resilience, Resistance, and Leadership, a new report examining the experiences and advocacy strategies of LGBTQ people in the U.S. South. The report was released in partnership with the Equality Federation.
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March, 2020

Retrospective Report Tracks Changes over the Past 10 Years, Demonstrating Remarkable Progress, Backlash

Retrospective Report Tracks Changes over the Past 10 Years, Demonstrating Remarkable Progress, Backlash
(February 11, 2020) Boulder, CO-In stark contrast to the legal progress lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people have made over the past ten years, lawmakers across the nation are moving ahead with bills that, among other things, would repeal nondiscrimination protections, permit discrimination in child welfare services, and make it a felony to provide transgender youth with medically necessary care. In a year when the Supreme Court will decide three cases that will either affirm LGBTQ people employment protections-or grant employers a right to discriminate under federal law-a new report released today by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) reveals how a patchwork of LGBTQ laws and policies over the past decade have both strengthened and undermined equality at the local, state, and federal levels.
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January, 2020

Steady Financial Growth Continues for LGBTQI Groups Despite Unprecedented Attacks

Steady Financial Growth Continues for LGBTQI Groups Despite Unprecedented Attacks
Boulder, CO, December 19, 2019- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) people have experienced unprecedented attacks by the Trump administration, coupled with efforts by states to advance religious exemptions laws and draconian legislation targeting transgender people. These attacks require LGBTQI organizations to be nimble in organizational priorities and investments. Despite the tense political landscape, the 2019 National Movement Report, published annually by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), finds that national LGBTQI organizations remained steadfast in providing vital programs and services with continued increase in revenue and diverse revenue sources.
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October, 2019

New Report Offers Look at Lives of LGBT People of Color in Rural America, Shattering Stereotypes of Life in Rural Communities

New Report Offers Look at Lives of LGBT People of Color in Rural America, Shattering Stereotypes of Life in Rural Communities
(September 19, 2019) Des Moines, IA-Media coverage often portrays rural America as singularly white, conservative and working-class. Yet at least 10 million people of color, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of color, call rural America home. Today, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released a new report, Where We Call Home: LGBT People of Color in Rural America, which examines the unique challenges of LGBT people of color in rural America and highlights distinct experiences across different communities of color. As the second publication in the Where We Call Home series, this report details how the structural challenges of rural life amplify acceptance of or discrimination against LGBT people of color. Where We Call Home: LGBT People of Color in Rural America is released in partnership with the Equality Federation, the National Black Justice Coalition, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
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April, 2019

Groundbreaking New Report Details Unique Challenges, Rewards for An Estimated Three Million or More LGBT People Who Call Rural America Home

Groundbreaking New Report Details Unique Challenges, Rewards for An Estimated Three Million or More LGBT People Who Call Rural America Home
(April 3, 2019) Des Moines, IA-Popular culture images of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people suggest that most LGBT people live in cities or on the coasts. Yet an estimated 2.9 - 3.8 million LGBT people call rural America home. Today, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released a new report, Where We Call Home: LGBT People in Rural America, which examines the structural differences in rural life and their unique impact on LGBT people in rural areas, who are both more vulnerable to discrimination and less able to respond to its harmful effects. Among other challenges, rural LGBT people are less likely to have explicit nondiscrimination protections, are more likely to live in areas with religious exemption laws that may allow service providers to discriminate, and have fewer alternatives when facing discrimination, as detailed in the new report released today. Where We Call Home: LGBT People in Rural America is released in partnership with the Equality Federation, the National Black Justice Coalition, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
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February, 2019

Acceptance is Key to Ensuring Transgender Young People Are Safe, Healthy, and Thriving

Acceptance is Key to Ensuring Transgender Young People Are Safe, Healthy, and Thriving
Washington, D.C., February 5, 2019-A new campaign launched today by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), the Biden Foundation, and Gender Spectrum, "Advancing Acceptance," raises awareness of the importance of family and community acceptance in the lives of transgender and gender diverse youth. The campaign provides crucial resources for friends and family who may have questions, be struggling with acceptance, or who are looking for ways to support transgender or gender diverse youth. According to the Biden Foundation, when parents and families accept and embrace their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) child,?that acceptance dramatically improves their child's self-esteem and decreases the likelihood they will experience depression or suicidal ideation, or engage in self-harming behaviors. And?research shows that transgender youth experience greatly reduced anxiety and depression when they are accepted and affirmed at home, in school, and in their communities.
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January, 2019

LGBT Groups Experience Financial Growth and Increased Resources as Movement Combats Attacks by Trump Administration

LGBT Groups Experience Financial Growth and Increased Resources as Movement Combats Attacks by Trump Administration
Boulder, CO, December 18, 2018-In a series of increasingly hostile attacks, the Trump Administration has targeted lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans, attempting to dismantle hard-won protections secured over the last decade. The 2018 National Movement Report, published annually by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), analyzes the first full year under the Trump Administration (Fiscal Year 2017), as well as budget projections for 2018. The report finds that, at the end of Fiscal Year 2017, the participating organizations remain efficient, focused on providing vital programs and services, and are supported by a diverse range of revenue sources. Cumulative in-kind contributions increased by 52%, with multiple organizations reporting that the bulk of these increases were due to donated legal services to advance equality and counter the harmful and discriminatory policies of the Trump presidency.
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November, 2018

Patchwork of Employment Protections Leaves LGBT Employees at Risk

Patchwork of Employment Protections Leaves LGBT Employees at Risk
(New York, NY, October 30, 2018)-Last week, The New York Times reported that the Trump Administration is preparing to redefine the term "sex" for the purposes of several federal agencies. This redefinition is out of step with science, medicine and the law-and it is intended to not only to eliminate protections for transgender and intersex people, but to stop recognizing transgender and intersex people all together. This latest proposal also creates more barriers to combating discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals; while the Department of Justice previously would and did sue state/local government entities for anti-transgender discrimination, that will not be the case with this administration
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October, 2018

Gap Inc. Declares its Stores Nationwide as 'Open to All'

Gap Inc. Declares its Stores Nationwide as 'Open to All'
October 4, 2018-Washington, D.C. – Gap Inc. today announced it is signing the Open to All Business Pledge and urging other business leaders across the nation to add their voices and their businesses to declare they are Open to All and oppose discrimination. There are over 2,300 Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix stores in the country, spanning all 50 states.
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New Back To School Campaign And PSA Launched To Build Support For Transgender Students And Safe Schools For All

New Back To School Campaign And PSA Launched To Build Support For Transgender Students And Safe Schools For All
Saturday, September 15, 2018 (New York, NY) – As students return to school, transgender students confront a wave of attacks that undermines their ability to learn in educational settings free of bullying and harassment. Today, GLSEN and the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) announced a new national Safe Schools campaign and public service advertisement, "Hallway," to grow the national Safe Schools Movement necessary to sustain and build support for safe schools for transgender students nationwide.
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September, 2018

Around the Country, LGBT Community Centers Serve More Than 40,000 People Each Week

Around the Country, LGBT Community Centers Serve More Than 40,000 People Each Week
Fort Lauderdale, FL August 7, 2018-For many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, LGBT community centers are a critical and sometimes the only local source of targeted social, educational, and health services. According to a new report released today from MAP and CenterLink, The 2018 LGBT Community Center Survey Report: Assessing the Capacity and Programs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Centers, these centers are often understaffed, underfunded, and under resourced, yet they serve more than 40,000 people each week and provide targeted referrals to nearly 5,500 people. Surveying 128 centers located in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, the sixth edition of the report provides a crucial snapshot of the centers that provide vital services, programs, and advocacy for LGBT people.
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July, 2018

When LGBT Elders Have No Place to Call Home

When LGBT Elders Have No Place to Call Home
[New York, NY] In more than half the country, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans still live in fear of being fired from a job, turned away from a business, or being denied a place to live – all because of who they are. A New ad depicts man turned away from nursing home because he is gay.
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June, 2018

Recent Preemption Bills Undermine Democracy and Threaten LGBT Equality

Recent Preemption Bills Undermine Democracy and Threaten LGBT Equality
Washington, D.C., May 8, 2018-Across the country, cities and counties are taking steps to promote progress and to protect their residents on a range of issues, including workers' rights and benefits, the minimum wage, nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, pro-immigrant policies, environmental efforts, and more. However, a new report examines how many state legislatures are attempting to limit these efforts through "preemption," or state laws that block or prevent local governments from passing their own laws on a range of issues.
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April, 2018

Nationwide Campaign Marks 50th Anniversary of Landmark Supreme Court Decision in Piggie Park Racial Discrimination Case

Nationwide Campaign Marks 50th Anniversary of Landmark Supreme Court Decision in Piggie Park Racial Discrimination Case
(Washington, D.C.) March 15, 2018-Fifty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the landmark Newman v. Piggie Park Enterprises case. Piggie Park, a small barbeque chain still open today, wanted the right to refuse service to African American customers. The owner, a segregationist, claimed that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 violated his religious freedom. The Supreme Court delivered a resounding and swift rebuke of the barbeque chain on March 18, 1968, definitively ruling that the restaurant could no longer discriminate.
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March, 2018

New Ad Depicts Grieving Widow Turned Away by Funeral Home Because She's a Lesbian

New Ad Depicts Grieving Widow Turned Away by Funeral Home Because She's a Lesbian
Denver, CO, February 27, 2018-A grieving widow has just lost her spouse. She, her parents and her in-laws enter a funeral home to arrange for burial services. But they are turned away when the staff realize that the woman and her late spouse are lesbians.
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February, 2018

New Report & Ad: Public Places at Heart of Fight for LGBT Equality

New Report & Ad: Public Places at Heart of Fight for LGBT Equality
(Denver, January 16, 2018)-The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to issue a ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case involving a business asking the Court for a Constitutional right to refuse service to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The central issue in this case is about public accommodations-places of business, public transit, taxi cabs, restaurants-and whether or not they can turn customers away just because of who they are or whom they love.
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December, 2017

A Return to "We Don't Serve Your Kind Here"?

A Return to
(New York-November 29, 2017) In the context of a nation rocked by racial discrimination at levels unseen in decades, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on December 5th in a case that could gut not only state nondiscrimination laws but also erode the Civil Rights Act-and turn back the clock to a time when businesses could tell people, "we don't serve your kind here."
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November, 2017

New report on religious exemptions as license to discriminate

New report on religious exemptions as license to discriminate
Denver, CO, October 17, 2017 - Today, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released a new report, Tipping the Scales: The Coordinated Attack on LGBT People, Women, Parents, Children, and Health Care, detailing the alarming and widespread push to pass a variety of religious exemptions laws that would give businesses, government agencies and individuals a right to discriminate on religious or moral grounds.
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June, 2017

LGBT Older Adults Face Unique Challenges to Successful Aging, New Report Finds

LGBT Older Adults Face Unique Challenges to Successful Aging, New Report Finds
(Denver May 25, 2017)- Today, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and SAGE released a report, Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults, which aims to increase awareness of the diverse needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) elders across the country. The report offers a comprehensive look into the experiences of LGBT elders, highlighting the challenges they face across a wide range of topics from health care to financial security and community support, and their resilience in the face of these challenges.
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February, 2017

Report: Hostile Laws & Lack of LGBT Protections Leave Trans People at Risk

Report: Hostile Laws & Lack of LGBT Protections Leave Trans People at Risk
Denver, CO, February 2, 2017 - The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has seen both significant progress and painful setbacks recently. The 2015 Supreme Court ruling in favor of the freedom to marry was a major step toward legal equality, and there have been many successes since then at the federal, state, and local levels, including increased protections for transgender and gender non-conforming people. However, since the ruling, there have also been more than 200 anti-LGBT bills introduced in 20 states-and a recently leaked executive order draft suggests that the current administration intends to undermine established non-discrimination protections and open the door to a wide range of harms to the LGBT population.
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January, 2017

LGBT Organizations See Continued Financial Growth and Stability

LGBT Organizations See Continued Financial Growth and Stability
(DENVER, December 15, 2016) - 2015 held many changes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations and their funders, especially as a result of the Supreme Court's decisive ruling that expanded the freedom to marry nationwide. As a few major organizations closed their doors declaring their mission accomplished, others sought to broaden their work and hold ground against the almost immediate backlash in state legislatures across the country, which included efforts to thwart nondiscrimination protections, broad religious exemption laws, and attacks on transgender people and their ability to participate fully in public life.
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December, 2016

New Report Examines Discriminatory State HIV Criminalization Laws

New Report Examines Discriminatory State HIV Criminalization Laws
(Denver, December 1, 2016)-A new report released today by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) focuses on HIV criminalization laws, which can still carry penalties such as 35-year prison terms and registration as a sex offender for behaviors now proven to have no risk of transmitting HIV. LGBT Policy Spotlight: HIV Criminalization Laws reports that four in five lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people (81%) live in states with HIV criminalization laws, while an additional 16% live in states where general criminal laws have been used to criminalize people living with HIV. The report examines the problematic basis for these laws as well as their detriment to public health and the justice system. 
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October, 2016

New Report: Bisexual People Face Invisibility, Isolation, and Shocking Rates of Discrimination and Violence

New Report: Bisexual People Face Invisibility, Isolation, and Shocking Rates of Discrimination and Violence
DENVER, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 — A new report previewed yesterday at the White House in a groundbreaking policy meeting found that while more than half of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community identifies as bisexual, bisexual people experience alarming rates of invisibility, societal rejection, violence, discrimination, and poor physical and mental health—often at rates higher than their lesbian and gay peers.
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August, 2016

LGBT People of Color Face Rampant Discrimination, Bias and Abuse in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

LGBT People of Color Face Rampant Discrimination, Bias and Abuse in the U.S. Criminal Justice System
Washington, D.C., August 4, 2016 - The events of the summer of 2016 have spurred renewed dialogue and protests about the unequal treatment of people of color, particularly black and Latino people, in the U.S. criminal justice system. Now, a new report explores how lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of color are treated in police interactions, court proceedings and confinement.
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National TV Ad Depicting Transgender Discrimination to Premiere During Republican National Convention

National TV Ad Depicting Transgender Discrimination to Premiere During Republican National Convention
WASHINGTON -- A groundbreaking ad depicting the challenges faced by transgender people in accessing public restrooms—and highlighting the lack of state and federal nondiscrimination protections for transgender people—will have its national television debut on FOX News Channel next Thursday, July 21, during the final night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The ad will air nationwide again on MSNBC during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia one week later.
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July, 2016

Offering Vital Community Resources and Innovative Programs, LGBT Community Centers Serve Over 40,000 People Each Week

Offering Vital Community Resources and Innovative Programs, LGBT Community Centers Serve Over 40,000 People Each Week
Denver, CO & Ft. Lauderdale, FL; June 24, 2016 - Often the only resource serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in a region, LGBT community centers provide vital services to more than 40,000 people each week. According to a report released today, both large and small centers reported increased revenue, for combined 2015 revenue of $176 million, and smaller centers, often operating in locations and communities that are least accepting of LGBT people, experienced a 17% increase in revenue over the course of 2014 to 2015 compared to a 6% increase for large centers.
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June, 2016

Bathroom Laws Targeting Transgender People Further Criminalize Their Lives

Bathroom Laws Targeting Transgender People Further Criminalize Their Lives
Washington, D.C. May 24, 2016- Bathroom laws targeting transgender people contribute to a pattern of criminalizing individuals solely based on their gender identity, according to a landmark report released today. The report offers a snapshot of how the U.S. criminal justice system fails transgender people, targeting them through police profiling and harassment and subjecting them to abuse and violence in prison and detention facilities.
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May, 2016

Coalition of Leading 250+ Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Groups Condemn Anti-Transgender Legislation

Coalition of Leading 250+ Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Groups Condemn Anti-Transgender Legislation
April 21, 2016 - Amid the national uproar over a North Carolina law that codified discrimination against transgender people, more than 250 sexual assault and domestic violence organizations around the country today released a landmark statement calling for an end to legislation that harms transgender people and excludes them from restrooms and other facilities.
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March, 2016

Broken Criminal Justice System Disproportionately Targets and Harms LGBT People

Broken Criminal Justice System Disproportionately Targets and Harms LGBT People
Washington, D.C. — From Senate Republicans to Hillary Clinton, there is a rare and growing consensus across the political spectrum that, with the highest incarceration rate in the world, the United States' criminal justice system in need of reform. However, one population has been largely absent from the discussion: lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
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December, 2015

New Report: Without Accurate Identity Documents, Transgender People Face Harassment and Discrimination

New Report: Without Accurate Identity Documents, Transgender People Face Harassment and Discrimination
Denver, November 17, 2015 — A new brief released today by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) reports that transgender people are often denied access to essential identity documents that reflect the gender that they live every day, exposing them to a range of discrimination and harms, including harassment, denial of employment, and more.
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November, 2015

New Report: Only Half of LGBT Americans Protected from Employment Discrimination

New Report: Only Half of LGBT Americans Protected from Employment Discrimination
Denver, October 27, 2015 — A new brief released today by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) reveals that a shocking 70% of the geographic area of the United States lacks any city, county, or state employment protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, with comprehensive employment protections concentrated in just 30% of the country geographically.
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October, 2015

New Infographic Details the Challenges of Being Bisexual in America

New Infographic Details the Challenges of Being Bisexual in America
Denver, September 21, 2015 — Despite comprising more than half of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGBT) population, bisexual people face high levels of stigma, legal inequality, and a lack of bisexual-specific data that all contribute to poor outcomes for bisexual people in the United States.
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September, 2015

New Report Examines Harmful Implications of Broad Religious Exemption Laws

New Report Examines Harmful Implications of Broad Religious Exemption Laws
DENVER, September 1, 2015 —The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) today released a new report examining how state and federal religious exemption laws—which expand the ways in which people and organizations can be exempt from laws and regulations that conflict with their religious beliefs—are being used to harm a broad range of people, interfere with law enforcement, and undermine the rule of law.
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August, 2015

New Infographic Details the Reality of Being Transgender in America

New Infographic Details the Reality of Being Transgender in America
DENVER - July 9, 2015  — Although recent polling indicates that only 11-22% of Americans personally know someone who is transgender, the public transitions of Caitlyn Jenner and, previously, Laverne Cox, mean more people are becoming familiar with transgender people. Few people, however, understand the myriad issues facing transgender people, including legal discrimination; limited job opportunities; high rates of poverty, harassment, and violence; health disparities; challenges updating identity documents needed for daily living, and more. The Movement Advancement Project's (MAP) new infographic, "Snapshot: Transgender in America," gives a quick look at state-level laws and policies that impact the lives of transgender people and provides some key statistics on the challenges transgender people face.
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June, 2015

As SCOTUS Marriage Decision Looms, New Report Maps LGBT Equality State by State

As SCOTUS Marriage Decision Looms, New Report Maps LGBT Equality State by State
May 28, 2015 — If the United States Supreme Court grants same-sex couples the freedom to marry, the majority of those couples will still face significant legal discrimination. According to a new report released today by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), 61 percent of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population in the U.S. will continue to live in states with medium or low legal protections—or that have outright hostile laws.
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May, 2015

Upon Entering Education System, LGBT People of Color Face Lifelong Risk of Living in Poverty

Upon Entering Education System, LGBT People of Color Face Lifelong Risk of Living in Poverty
Washington, D.C. - April 23, 2015 — A new report released today documents how systemic failures to protect certain students, recognize modern families, and protect people from discrimination drive and trap lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of color into a devastating cycle of poverty.
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April, 2015

LGBT Women Are Among Most at Risk of Poverty in America

LGBT Women Are Among Most at Risk of Poverty in America
Washington, D.C. March 12, 2015 — According to a new report released today by a broad coalition of research and advocacy organizations, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) women are among the most at risk of poverty in America. Due to discriminatory laws, America's 5.1 million LGBT women face lower pay, frequent harassment, compromised access to health care, and heightened violence. Anti-LGBT laws, together with inequitable and outdated policies, mean that LGBT women's economic security is compromised by reduced incomes and added costs ranging from healthcare to housing.
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March, 2015

Transgender Americans Face Staggering Rates of Poverty, Violence

Transgender Americans Face Staggering Rates of Poverty, Violence
Washington, D.C., February 18, 2015 — In a year when transgender Americans are experiencing unprecedented visibility in the State of the Union address, the media, and popular culture, while simultaneously suffering extreme violence, two new reports released today detail the widespread discrimination and inequities the transgender population faces, particularly transgender women and transgender people of color. From high rates of poverty, harassment, violence, poor health, limited job opportunities, and isolation from their larger communities, transgender people are among the most vulnerable communities in the country.
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February, 2015

Despite Stunning Marriage Victories, LGBT Americans Remain Unequal

Despite Stunning Marriage Victories, LGBT Americans Remain Unequal
Denver, CO; January 7, 2015— From stunning wins for the freedom to marry to Medicare's lifting of the exclusion of coverage for transgender-specific healthcare, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans made gains on many fronts in 2014. However, despite these advances, deep disparities remain, including an overwhelming lack of employment nondiscrimination protections, high rates of healthcare discrimination, poorer overall health, and poorer well-being
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January, 2015

Report: LGBT Americans Still Face Wide-Spread Inequality

Report: LGBT Americans Still Face Wide-Spread Inequality
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9, 2014 — Despite growing support for equality, the stakes are high for the estimated almost nine million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans whose daily lives are limited by a lack of state and federal protections. According to a new publication released today, LGBT Americans live in a two-tier system where they must navigate vastly differing state laws coupled with an ongoing lack of protections under federal law. For example, same-sex couples can now marry in 35 states, but a lack of widespread nondiscrimination protections means wearing a wedding ring to work can result in a gay worker being legally fired in 29 states. In most states, LGBT people can also still be refused service and denied housing, and there are no laws protecting LGBT students against bullying in schools.
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