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LGBTQ Equality

LGBTQ Equality

Join The Movement To Demand Full Legal And Social Equality For The LGBTQ Community

All people deserve to live without fear and discrimination regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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State of Our Union

The Millennial generation, now the largest generation in America, diverges from preceding generations in important ways.  First and foremost, today’s young people are more diverse than any previous generation, with the number of foreign-born 18- to 36-year-olds mirroring trends not seen since ...

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#ResistanceRecap: How Young People Fueled the Resistance in 2017

2017 began on the defensive: Trump took office in January, and within days he had issued an Islamophobic, xenophobic ban on Muslims. The year was anxiety-riddled, with young people, and particularly young immigrants, people of color, and women, never sure when President Trump and his conservative ...

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Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Protections Would Provide LGBTQ Millennials A Fair Shot At Economic Stability

Young LGBTQ Americans, part of an already financially unstable generation, need comprehensive nondiscrimination protections that are both inclusive—that is, encompassing of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression—and expansive, covering all areas of life.

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Vote Higher: Higher Education Messaging Toolkit

Today, 43 million Americans hold some sort of student debt, America holds $1.3 trillion in student loans, and the average student is graduating with nearly almost $30,000 in debt. Millennials know this is a crisis—they’re experiencing it first-hand. Recent research shows that it’s the ...

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Meet Joanna Fang, The First Openly Transgender Woman To Win A Primetime Emmy

During this year's Emmys, which aired this past Saturday, Sept. 17, Joanna Fang became the first openly transgender woman to win a primetime Emmy.

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What Does My Attorney General Do? Hint: It’s A Lot.

It’s clear that AGs keep busy: in addition to consumer protections, they also oversee antitrust policy, civil rights issues, environmental protections, labor laws, and more, in addition to acting as the chief legal officer for their state and its residents.

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How One Couple Is Putting Bathroom Safety On The Map

People have banded together to show their support for the transgender community, and businesses across the state and country have declared themselves safe havens for transgender-identifying individuals by submitting to the Safe Bathrooms map.

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Faces of Faith: LGBTQ Students at Christian Colleges

This post was cross-posted with the Huffington Post.  From the Obama administration’s historic announcements this spring concerning health care and education for transgender Americans to last year’s Supreme Court case upholding marriage equality, the LGBTQ community has won significant battles ...

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A New Bill Aimed At Helping LGBTQ College Students Would Increase Transparency

In an effort to increase transparency for LGBTQ youth who are applying or already attending religious universities, a new bill would require the publication of a list of schools that have applied or received religious exemptions from Title IX’s anti-discrimination rules.

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At Southern Colleges, Students Challenge History And Tradition As They Demand Change

It’s not easy being a minority student on a traditional Southern college campus.

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Fighting For A Future: Karyna Jaramillo

Living in Phoenix, Arizona, Jaramillo lives at the intersection of queer and immigrant experiences, and so does her work. As a coordinator for the Arizona Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, Jaramillo’s work centers on acceptance and economic security for undocumented LGBTQ people.

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North Carolina And Department Of Justice Battle Over Law Harming Transgender Students

In a fierce legal exchange this week, the State of North Carolina and the federal government sued each other over the state’s controversial law House Bill 2 (HB2), which targets transgender people.

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