Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people suffer pervasive discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodation, education, medical care and otherwise in their everyday lives because of a lack of legal protection.

Nondiscrimination laws help ensure that LGBT people have equal access to the same opportunities, benefits and protections granted to everyone else, such as the ability to work in an environment where people are judged by their job performance, not their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Why It Matters:

Without specific legal protections, LGBT people will continue to be vulnerable to mistreatment and discrimination in all facets of their lives.

What We’re Doing:

  • We work shoulder to shoulder with local LGBT rights advocates to pass state and local nondiscrimination laws through our trainings, fieldwork, financial support and our efforts to bolster the infrastructure of our state organizations fighting for LGBT equality.
  • We provide activists with the tools they need to advance LGBT rights.