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Lindsay Mahowald is a research assistant with the LGBTQI+ Research and Communications Project at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Mahowald interned with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, writing literature reviews and creating statistical models for defense economics projects. She has also interned for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), assisting both with communications and policy research. Mahowald graduated with highest honors from Oberlin College in 2020 with a B.A. in politics and economics. She specializes in the quantitative analysis of social movements and public policy.

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LGBTQ People of Color Encounter Heightened Discrimination Article
A protestor holds a “Resist” sign at a rally in support of transgender people at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, February 2017. (Getty/Spencer Platt)

LGBTQ People of Color Encounter Heightened Discrimination

A nationally representative survey conducted in June 2020 by the Center for American Progress highlights that LGBTQ people of color are more likely than white LGBTQ individuals to encounter discrimination in a variety of settings.

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Supreme Court Case Could Give Taxpayer-Funded Service Providers a Broad License To Discriminate Against LGBTQ People Article
A pride flag is waved in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2013, in Washington, D.C. (Getty/AFP/Saul Loeb)

Supreme Court Case Could Give Taxpayer-Funded Service Providers a Broad License To Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could allow discrimination against same-sex couples seeking to foster children and may also have broad negative impacts on nondiscrimination laws that affect a broad range of services and individuals.

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