Policy Institute


The Policy Institute is the movement’s premier think tank dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Visit the Reports & Research section of our Web site to view the many groundbreaking reports issued by the Policy Institute. The Policy Institute also nurtures future generations of young leaders and researchers through its undergraduate research internship, Vaid Fellowship, and Ph.D. fellowship programs.

 The Policy Institute conducts research, public policy analysis and strategy development on an array of issues, including:

  • Aging
  • Anti-gay movement
  • Bisexuality
  • Demographics of the LGBT community
  • Discrimination
  • Economic issues
  • Education policy
  • Elections and politics
  • Faith Family policy, including marriage/partner recognition and parenting
  • Hate violence
  • Health and HIV/AIDS
  • Public opinion
  • Racial and economic justice
  • Transgender issues
  • Youth