Vice President, LGBTQI+ Research and Communications Project
Through data and policy analysis, we examine the effects of discrimination and the misuse of religious exemptions while advocating for comprehensive federal nondiscrimination protections such as the Equality Act.
Our research has clearly demonstrated stark racial disparities in well-being, vulnerabilities, and experiences of discrimination among LGBTQI+ people. We work to show the nature of these disparities and ensure policy responses do not continue to leave LGBTQI+ people of color behind.
Exclusion of LGBTQI+ people from opportunities in education, employment, housing, and health care has material consequences on the well-being of LGBTQI+ individuals. We examine these impacts and recommend responses to policymakers and other key stakeholders.
Good policy demands good research, and the government needs an accurate picture of the experiences of LGBTQI+ people to adequately respond to the issues they face. Expanding and enhancing data collection on sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex status in research is a central priority of our team.
Disproportionately high rates of discrimination in school, housing, and the workforce among young LGBTQI+ individuals negatively affects their well-being.
Data indicate that disabled LGBTQI+ workers experience higher rates of barriers to obtaining and maintaining employment, resulting in difficulties in obtaining economic security.
New CAP data and analysis offer insights into the experiences of people with intersex traits.
New data and analysis reveal important health disparities and barriers to care for transgender adults and what can be done to address these issues.
The federal government and policymakers must address health disparities and barriers to care for transgender communities by implementing holistic policy solutions.
The 2020 CAP survey shows disparities in access to services, benefits, and mental health care for Hispanic LGBTQ individuals.
The compounding effects of discrimination for Black LGBTQ Americans are evident in the workplace, health care systems, and police interactions, leading to gaps in economic advancement and mental and physical health outcomes.
The AFP’s robust investments in U.S. families and workers would support LGBTQI+ people.
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.
President Joe Biden’s executive actions create a framework for protecting LGBTQI people fleeing persecution, but agencies must act to implement these safeguards.
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