Legislating equality: A review of laws affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the United States

As evidenced by the 236 local and county laws described in this publication, effective lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activism at the local level is providing the bridge to successful state and federal advocacy, proving that equality begins at home.

Policy priorities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community

With so many issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community today, what do we care about the most?

Social discrimination and health: The case of Latino gay men and HIV risk

Among gay and bisexual men, one of the groups most impacted by HIV in the United States, men of color are especially at risk.

The extent of sexual orientation discrimination in Topeka, Kansas

Discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation on the basis of sexual orientation continues to be a problem in the City of Topeka. (Note: This summary contains a post-election update.) This report illustrates how important an ordinance to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity would be.

Campus climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people: A national perspective

College campuses are often stereotyped as liberal meccas of progressive ideals. But lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, staff and faculty are not immune to harassment and discrimination.



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.


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