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Left Behind

book_alt2 icon Report Five years after the end of the Great Recession, Millennials still face high barriers to entering the U.S. middle class. For LGBT Millennials, these barriers to full participation in the U.S. economy can be exacerbated by their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

By Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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LGBT Undocumented Immigrants Face an Increased Risk of Hate Violence

A national study found that people living at the intersection of LGBT and undocumented immigrant communities face an increased risk of hate violence.

By Sharita Gruberg | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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A Little-Known Congressional Quota is Placing LGBT Immigrants in Grave Danger

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s bed quota is becoming increasingly outdated, inefficient, and inhumane.

By Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

Infographic: Why Are So Many LGBT People and People Living with HIV Behind Bars?

LGBT people and people living with HIV are significantly overrepresented in all aspects of the penal system, including policing, adjudication, and incarceration.

By Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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The Global Reach of Religious Liberty Rhetoric

Anti-LGBT “license to discriminate” bills and discriminatory rhetoric in the United States are sending ripples across the globe; accountability at home would do the same.

By Tami A. Martin | Monday, April 21, 2014

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Hospital Visitation and Medical Decision Making for Same-Sex Couples

We must take action to ensure that regulations giving same-sex couples and domestic partners visitation and medical decision-making rights are respected and enforced.

By Garrett Riou | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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3 Key Challenges in Combating the Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

article icon Issue Brief There is growing recognition that the sex trafficking of children is an issue in the United States. But there is much work still to be done to effectively combat this crime and provide appropriate services and support to victims.

By Chelsea Parsons, Andrew Cray, Malika Saada Saar, and Yasmin Vafa | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Helps LGBT Immigrants in Detention

article icon Issue Brief New U.S. Department of Homeland Security standards under the Prison Rape Elimination Act are a significant first step to protect LGBT immigrants from sexual abuse in detention.

By Sharita Gruberg | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Arizona, Immigration, and LGBT Rights: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Given Arizona’s passage of the anti-immigrant S.B. 1070 in 2010 and the subsequent, significant backlash it faced, Gov. Jan Brewer’s recent veto of S.B. 1062 may indicate that the state is moving in a positive direction on LGBT and immigrant rights.

By Laura E. Durso, Angela Maria Kelley, and Philip E. Wolgin | Monday, March 10, 2014

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Infographic: Schools Are Failing LGBT Youth and Funneling Them into Prison

The numbers are clear: The actions and inactions of adults in schools derail LGBT youth and unless these climates become more welcoming, schools will continue to fail LGBT youth by pushing them into a cycle of unfair criminalization.

By Preston Mitchum | Thursday, February 27, 2014

Beyond Bullying

book_alt2 icon Report Much of the attention given to LGBT youth in schools has focused on peer-to-peer bullying, but research suggests that harsh discipline policies also foster hostile school climates that push LGBT youth out of schools and disproportionately pipeline them into the juvenile justice system.

By Preston Mitchum and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Thursday, February 27, 2014

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