Nondiscrimination Protections

The Center for American Progress has been at the forefront of the effort to pass nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people and their families at all levels of government. The following products detail the types of discrimination LGBTQ people experience and the impact of that discrimination, showing the need for and benefit of comprehensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections in areas such as employment, housing, public accommodations, credit, and education.

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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.

Lindsay Mahowald

Fair Play Report
A teacher plays softball with a group of students, May 2019. (Getty/Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald)

Fair Play

Despite recent legislative pushback, schools across the country are recognizing the important benefits of equal participation in sports for all young people, including transgender youth.

Shoshana K. Goldberg

The Disability Community Needs Paid Family and Medical Leave Article
A 10-year-old holds her younger brother, who has cerebral palsy, in their family's three-bedroom house in the Kenilworth neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C., December 2019. (Getty/The Washington Post/Sarah L. Voisin)

The Disability Community Needs Paid Family and Medical Leave

Paid family and medical leave is a disability rights issue and helps provide people with disabilities the economic security they need to manage their health, care for loved ones, or receive care from their family.

Diana Boesch, Rebecca Cokley

The Nondiscrimination Protections of Millions of Workers Are Under Threat Report
 (A worker monitors a production line for a government contractor in North Carolina on January 11, 2019.)

The Nondiscrimination Protections of Millions of Workers Are Under Threat

The U.S. Department of Labor is trying to undermine nondiscrimination protections for employees of federal contractors—a move that would harm millions of workers, including countless LGBTQ people.

Frank J. Bewkes, Caitlin Rooney

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