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?

Starting in January 2024, the Roundtable will launch its conversation on the impact of anti-LGBTQ policies on children and families with interviews with key field leaders and state-based advocates, discussions with funders, virtual funder strategy discussions, and links to webinars and resources.

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Q&As

A Primer on Anti-LGBTQ Policies and Their Impacts – Q&A with Equality Federation

With contributions from Fran Hutchins. There have been a slew of anti-LGBTQ policies passed in states and municipalities recently. Can you give us a general overview? What’s happening and where? In recent years, the legislative landscape for LGBTQ+ rights, particularly those of transgender individuals, has been met with challenges unparalleled in modern history. The 2023…

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