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    Kerith Conron, Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and Research Director

    Dr. Kerith Conron is the Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and Research Director. She is a social and psychiatric epidemiologist whose work focuses on documenting and reducing health inequities that impact sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) populations. Dr. Conron is committed to altering the landscape of adversity and opportunity for the most marginalized LGBTQ communities through collaborative …

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    Exploring the Q in LGBTQ

    Shoshana K. Goldberg, Esther D. Rothblum, Stephen T. Russell, Ilan H. Meyer
    January 2020

    Data from a nationally representative sample indicate that 6% of sexual minority adults in the US identify as queer.

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    The Impact of Stigma and Discrimination against LGBT People in Virginia

    Christy Mallory, Taylor N.T. Brown, Brad Sears
    January 2020

    Virginia’s legal landscape puts the state’s 257,000 LGBT adults and 50,400 LGBT youth at risk of discrimination and harassment.

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    State Profiles of LGBT Poverty in the United States

    Soon Kyu Choi, M.V. Lee Badgett, Bianca D.M. Wilson
    December 2019

    In a majority of the states, LGBT people experience higher rates of poverty than cisgender straight people.

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    The Economic Cost of LGBT Stigma and Discrimination in South Africa

    S.N. Nyeck, Debra Shepherd, Joshua Sehoole, Lihle Ngcobozi, and Kerith J. Conron
    December 2019

    Wage discrimination and underemployment related to sexual orientation and gender expression costs South Africa US$ 316.8 million each year.

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    Public Opinion of Transgender Rights in South Korea

    Horim Yi, Winston Luhur, Taylor N.T. Brown
    December 2019

    A majority of South Koreans surveyed agree that transgender people should be allowed to have surgery so their body matches their identity.

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    LGB Utilization of LGBT-Specific Clinics and Providers

    Alexander J. Martos, Adam Fingerhut, Patrick A. Wilson, Ilan H. Meyer
    December 2019

    Only 13% of LGB people have utilized LGBT-specific clinics in the past, but a majority (52%) expressed an interest in utilizing them in the future.

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    The Impact of Stigma and Discrimination Against LGBT People in Ohio

    Christy Mallory, Taylor Brown, Brad Sears
    November 2019

    An estimated 389,000 LGBT adults and 72,000 LGBT youth are at risk of discrimination and harassment in Ohio.

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    Thematic Perceptions of Lesbian Parenting After 25 Years

    Nanette Gartrell, Esther D. Rothblum, Audrey S. Koh, Gabriel van Beusekom, Henny Bos
    November 2019

    Lesbian parents reflect on the most challenging and best experiences raising children in non-traditional families.

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    Medicaid Coverage for Gender-Affirming Care

    Christy Mallory, William Tentindo
    October 2019

    An estimated 152,000 transgender adults in the U.S. are enrolled in Medicaid. More than half lack guaranteed coverage for gender-affirming care.

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    Testimony: House Financial Services Committee, Discrimination in Lending and Housing

    Kerith J. Conron
    October 22, 2019

    Research Director Kerith Conron testified at the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on LGBT discrimination in lending and housing.

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    Social Acceptance of LGBT People in 174 Countries

    Andrew R. Flores
    October 2019

    Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Canada, and Spain are the top five most accepting countries and all have increased in LGBT acceptance over time.

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    LGBT Poverty in the United States

    M.V. Lee Badgett, Soon Kyu Choi, Bianca D.M. Wilson
    October 2019

    One in five (21.6%) LGBT people in the U.S. experience poverty, compared to 15.7% of cisgender straight people.

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    The 2020 LGBT Vote

    Christy Mallory
    October 2019

    Nearly nine million LGBT adults are registered and eligible to vote in the 2020 general election. Half of them are Democrats.

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    A Portrait of LGBT People in Southwest Florida

    Kerith J. Conron, Winston Luhur, Shoshana K. Goldberg
    October 2019

    An estimated 36,000 adults in Southwest Florida, 3.4% of the population, identify as LGBT. Almost a third (31%) are Latino/a.

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    Police and the Criminalization of LGBT People

    Naomi G. Goldberg, Christy Mallory, Amira Hasenbush, Lara Stemple, Ilan H. Meyer
    September 2019

    Williams Institute scholars examine the tension between the need for police protection against LGBT-focused hate crimes and the over-policing of LGBT communities.

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    Discrimination Against LGBT People in Oklahoma

    Christy Mallory, Brad Sears
    September 2019

    An estimated 137,000 LGBT adults in South Carolina are vulnerable to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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    Public Comment: Religious Exemptions Among Federal Contractors

    Adam P. Romero, Jocelyn Samuels
    September 2019

    The Department of Labor has issued a proposed rule that would broaden religious exemptions for federal contractors.

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    Conscience Rule Amici Briefs

    Adam P. Romero, Jocelyn Samuels
    September 2019

    In May 2019, HHS released a final rule that strengthens protections for health care workers who refuse to provide health services for religious or moral reasons.

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    Suicide Thoughts and Attempts Among Transgender Adults

    Jody L. Herman, Taylor N.T. Brown, Ann P. Haas
    September 2019

    Discrimination experiences are associated with an increase in the prevalence of suicide attempts among transgender adults.

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    Public Opinion of Transgender Rights in the US

    Winston Luhur, Taylor N.T. Brown, Andrew R. Flores
    August 2019

    Analysis finds that more Americans hold positive opinions toward transgender people than negative ones.

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