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    $15 Wage Would Lift Nearly 30,000 People In Same Sex Couples Out of Poverty

    For Immediate Release: September 13, 2016 Media Contact: Noel Alumit, alumit@law.ucla.edu Office: 310-794-2332 Cell: 323-828-5554 A $15 MINIMUM WAGE WOULD LIFT NEARLY 30,000 PEOPLE IN SAME SEX COUPLES OUT OF POVERTY  Raise in minimum wage would see 46% drop in poverty for female couples and 35% drop in male couples  Los Angeles—This week it was announced that the official United …

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    The Williams Institute Releases New Report on LGBT Older Adults Highlighting Isolation, Discrimination,

    For Immediate Release: August 31, 2016 Media Contact: Noel Alumit, alumit@law.ucla.edu Office: 310-794-2332 The Williams Institute Releases New Report on LGBT Older Adults Highlighting Isolation, Discrimination, and Health Disparities   Report is basis for recommendations that federal agency target resources to LGBT seniors Los Angeles—In LGBT Aging: A Review of Research Findings, Needs, and Policy Implications, Soon Kyu Choi …

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    New study finds state recognition of marriage is associated with improved well-being for same-sex couples

    For Immediate Distribution July 28, 2016 Contact: The Williams Institute, williamsinstitute@law.ucla.edu, (310) 267-4382 In marriage equality states prior to Obergefell, same-sex couples experienced less psychological distress and fewer feelings of isolation. LOS ANGELES -Same-sex marriage recognition at the state level, prior to the recognition of marriage in all US States, was associated with less psychological distress about …

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    Study finds LGBT adults experience food insecurity and participate in SNAP at higher levels than non-LGBT adults

    For Immediate Distribution July 18, 2016 Contact: The Williams Institute, williamsinstitute@law.ucla.edu, (310) 267-4382 More than 1 in 4 LGBT adults (27%) experienced a time in the last year when they did not have enough money for the food that they or their families needed. LOS ANGELES — LGBT adults and adults in same-sex couples often …

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    Cisgender women living with HIV in Los Angeles County face an array of unmet legal needs

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    Feb. 9, 2016

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    Updated estimates show 1.4 million adults identify as transgender in the US, doubling estimates from a decade ago

    For Immediate Distribution June 30, 2016 Contact: The Williams Institute, williamsinstitute@law.ucla.edu, (310) 267-4382 Representative, state-level surveys provide data sources for estimates of the population of adults who identify as transgender. LOS ANGELES — An estimated 0.6% of adults in the United States, or 1.4 million individuals, identify as transgender, according to a new study authored …

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    Mississippi’s HB 1523, Set to Go into Effect July 1, Permits Discrimination Against the State’s LGBT Population of More than 60,000

    For Immediate Distribution June 23, 2016 Contact: The Williams Institute, williamsinstitute@law.ucla.edu, (310) 267-4382 Federal court in Mississippi hearing challenges to the law this week. LOS ANGELES – Mississippi’s House Bill 1523, which goes into effect on July 1, 2016, permits state officials, healthcare professionals, schools, employers, and wedding service providers to discriminate against LGBT people …

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    Weddings by 123,000 Same-Sex Couples in the Last Year Boosted National Economy by Over $1.58 Billion

    For Immediate Distribution June 22, 2016 Contact: The Williams Institute, williamsinstitute@law.ucla.edu, (310) 267-4382 Wedding spending generated $102 million in state and local sales tax revenue LOS ANGELES—Marriages by same-sex couples have generated an estimated $1.58 billion boost to the national economy and $102 million in state and local sales tax revenue since the U.S. Supreme …

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    Laverne Cox, star of “Orange Is the New Black,” and Shannon Minter, nationally renowned civil rights attorney, to be honored at second annual uniTy Reception for Transgender Health, Research and Rights

    For Immediate Distribution June 16,2016 Contact: Hamid Jahangard, jahangard@law.ucla.edu, (310) 794-5192 The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law brings together community leaders, students and philanthropists to support data collection on gender identity. LOS ANGELES — On June 19, 2016, the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law will host the uniTy Reception to honor Laverne …

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    HB2 Could Cost North Carolina Almost $5 Billion a Year

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    May 11, 2016

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    Washington State Ballot Initiative Restricting Restroom Access Would Put $4.5 Billion in Federal Funding At Risk

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    May 5, 2016

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    North Carolina’s House Bill 2 Puts $4.8 Billion in Federal Funding At Risk

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    May 4, 2016

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    HIV service providers support many legal needs despite few resources, new study shows

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    April 19, 2016

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    New Study Shows No Differences in Family Relationships or Child Health Outcomes between Same-sex and Different-sex Parent Households

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    April 11, 2016

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    Strict Voter ID Laws Impose Added Costs for Transgender Voters

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    March 31, 2016

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    Transgender people who are sexual minorities are more likely to be harassed, new study shows

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    March 22, 2016

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    LGBT People File Public Accommodations Discrimination Complaints as Often as People of Color, Women, New Study Shows

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    Feb. 16, 2016

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    LGBT People File Housing Discrimination Complaints as Often as People of Color, Women, New Study Shows

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    Feb. 9, 2015

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    Gay, Bisexual Men Rely on “Chosen Families” More Than Lesbians, Bisexual Women for Major Needs, Study Shows

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    Feb. 2, 2016

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    Extending marriage to same-sex couples has generated more support for LGBT rights – not backlash

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    Jan. 26, 2016

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