Under Fire Series: The war on LGBTQ people in America – Movement Advancement Project

This series from the Movement Advancement Project includes six reports on the campaign to undermine equality for LGBTQ people in America. Topics covered include erasing LGBTQ people from schools and public life, erecting systemic and structural barriers to make change harder, enshrining inequality for LGBTQ people, banning medical care and legal recognition for transgender people,…

US Trans Survey

The US Transgender Survey is the largest survey devoted to the lives and experiences of transgender people across the United States. It was created by trans people, for trans people and covers topic areas including health, family, jobs, housing, education, safety, and public life. It is an excellent resource for data. For example, nearly half…

Democratic Backsliding & LGBTI Acceptance – Williams Institute School of Law at UCLA

This report from the Williams Institute School of Law at UCLA examines the relationship between LGBTI acceptance and principles of liberal democracy worldwide. They find a strong association between a country’s level of democracy and LGBTI acceptance, with attacks on LGBTI people and their rights seen as frequent precursors to democratic backsliding. If you are…

The Impact of 2023 Legislation on Transgender Youth – Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law

The legal landscape for transgender youth shifted significantly in 2023. Nearly 500 pieces of legislation restricting the rights of LGBTQ people were introduced in state legislatures this year. This study from the UCLA School of Law estimates the number of transgender teenagers affected by five types of laws and policies from the 2023 legislative session—gender-affirming…

Anti-LGBTQ Policy Proposals Can Harm Youth Mental Health – Child Trends

Child Trends researched the impact of proposed legislation on LGBTQ youth mental health by exploring use of a crisis text line and found that proposed legislation led to increased mental health crisis among LGBTQ youth. This is primarily because of discrimination, stigma, and anticipated rejection. Anti-LGBTQ policies increases negative rhetoric and speech, thereby increasing these…