Monthly Archives: October 2015

These Older Adults are the New Voice of Statewide Nondiscrimination Campaign

Charlotte & Crissie

“We remember how scary it felt to be afraid to be ourselves for fear of losing our jobs.” Charlotte and Chrissie share their story of living with, and later overcoming, discrimination after Chrissie’s employers adopted anti-discrimination protections. As Charlotte said of her wife, “…she is very much herself, finally, after all these years.” In hopes  of igniting a conversation, SAGE has […]

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Gender and Sexuality Awareness Flags

Gender and Sexuality Flags

Here is a quick guide to some of the most common flags used in the LGBT community (and beyond) to describe gender and/or sexuality related identities.  While definitions are provided for reference, please know definitions of many of these terms are evolving and changing all the time.  I encourage you to explore these identities further to learn more. Asexual Pride […]

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LGBTQ Prisoner Survey Underscores How We Are Failing LGBT Youth in America

Concrete Closet

A new report by Black and Pink gives us a better picture of the lived experiences of LGBTQ people in prison.  Close to 1,200 prisoners were surveyed in 2014. Download the Executive Summary and Recommendations Download the Entire Report Here  While some of the recommendations in the report stretch the limits of imagination (such as eliminating the criminal justice system […]

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New Guide to Supporting LGBT Asylum Seekers

Guide to Supporting LGBT Asylum Seekers

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation in partnership with the LGBT Freedom and Asylum Network (LGBT-FAN), and the National LGBTQ Task Force, recently announced an essential new guide, Stronger Together: a Guide to Supporting LGBT Asylum Seekers, during an event at HRC’s Equality Center. Stronger Together provides crucial advice and guidance to service providers working with LGBT asylum seekers coming to […]

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LGBT Community Should Call it Quits

More than a quarter of people in the LGBT community engage in an activity that has significant negative consequences for their health. It can cause debilitating diseases and lead to premature death. It is also something that is preventable—smoking. Smoking causes more deaths in the United States than HIV, illegal drug use and alcohol use combined, and more than 30,000 […]

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