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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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    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 29, 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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    Testimony: Blue Springs City Code, Fair Housing

    Brad Sears
    August 2019

    Testimony to support adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the fair housing ordinance in Blue Springs, Missouri

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    Prevalence of Asexuality Among Sexual Minority Adults

    Esther D. Rothblum, Evan A. Krueger, Krystal R. Kittle, Ilan H. Meyer
    August 2019

    1.7% of sexual minority adults identify as asexual. Asexuals are more likely to be women or gender non-binary and younger, compared to non-asexual LGB adults.

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    Discrimination Against LGBT People in South Carolina

    Christy Mallory, Brad Sears
    July 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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    Raising the Federal Minimum Wage: Impact on LGBT Adults

    Kerith J. Conron, Shoshana K. Goldberg

    An estimated 1,450,000 LGBT adults would see an increase in earnings by 2025 if the minimum wage were increased to $15 per hour.

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    LGBTQ Youth of Color in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems

    Kerith J. Conron, Bianca D.M. Wilson
    July 2019

    More research and data are needed to fully understand the experiences and needs of LGBTQ youth of color in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

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    Amici briefs filed with SCOTUS in LGBT employment discrimination cases

    Adam Romero
    July 2019

    Scholars filed amici briefs with the US Supreme Court in three cases that address whether Title VII prohibits workplace discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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    LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution

    Abbie Goldberg, Adam Romero
    June 2019

    The first comprehensive volume of research to explore the timely topic of relationship dissolution and divorce among sexual and gender minorities

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