Impact of Anti-LGBTQ Policies on Children and Families

We have seen a surge in states passing anti-LGBTQ policies, affecting access to health care, student athletes, gender-specific places and programs, school curriculums, and more. These policies affect families’ and children’s safety, health, and mental health – not just for those directly affected, but for all children and families as research shows that welcoming, safe spaces improve mental health and academic outcomes for all children.

What can funders to do push back against this wave of anti-LGBTQ policies? Why is it happening now?