Category Archives: Politics

Unjust: LGBTQ Youth Incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System

Unjust: LGBTQ Youth Incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System

Unjust: LGBTQ Youth Incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System examines how LGBTQ youth who are incarcerated in juvenile detention and correctional facilities face bias in adjudication, and mistreatment and abuse in confinement facilities. LGBTQ youth also lack supportive services when leaving the criminal and juvenile justice systems, often forcing them back into negative interactions with law enforcement. Given that nearly […]

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My Letter to Donald Trump

Letter to Donald Trurmp

This week I was invited by Metro Weekly to write a letter to Donald Trump along with some amazing community leaders.  I was inspired by reading all the letters and I encourage you to visit the MetroWeekly website and read the letters there.    My letter is printed below: Dear President Trump, Soon you will be living (part time?) in […]

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10 Key LGBTQ Health Advocacy Issues

LGBTQ Health Advocacy Issues

The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund and the National Coalition for LGBT Health have published a new guide on health issues important to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. Released in advance of the 2016 presidential election, the “10 Key LGBTQ Health Advocacy Priorities Guide” is intended to educate voters on LGBTQ health priorities the two organizations […]

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Hired and Transgender

Hired and Transgender: Self-Testing for Hiring Bias against Transgender Applicants

The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights has released a new resource for employers entitled Hired and Transgender: Self-Testing for Hiring Bias against Transgender Applicants.  The report is is a part of ongoing work in the District of Columbia to reduce employment discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming job applicants. It provides step-by-step instructions for employers, human resources professionals, and […]

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The Disparities Facing Bisexual People and How to Remedy Them

The Disparities Facing Bisexual People and How to Fix them

Despite making up more than half of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual population, bisexual people are often overlooked and invisible. Bisexual people are frequently assumed to be gay, lesbian, or heterosexual based on the gender of their partner. Yet when bisexual people are open about their sexuality, they face increased levels of violence from intimate partners; rejection by community, family, and […]

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