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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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    Public Comment: Section 1557 of the ACA

    The Williams Institute
    August 2019

    The proposed rule by HHS would roll back existing protections against sex stereotyping and gender identity discrimination in health care.

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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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    Update: Conversion Therapy and LGBT Youth

    Christy Mallory, Taylor N.T. Brown, Kerith J. Conron
    June 2019

    An estimated 16,000 teens ages 13 to 17 will receive the treatment from a healthcare professional before they turn 18. Also, approximately 57,000 will undergo conversion therapy by a religious or spiritual advisor.

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    Legally Married LGB People in the United States

    Ilan H. Meyer, Evan A. Krueger
    June 2019

    New findings from the Generations study show differences in the proportion of legal marriages among three generations of LGB people.

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    The Impact of Stigma and Discrimination against LGBT People in Michigan

    Christy Mallory, Taylor N.T. Brown, Susan Freeman, Brad Sears
    May 2019

    Michigan’s legal landscape and social climate put the state’s 311,00 LGBT adults and 61,000 LGBT youth at risk of discrimination and harassment.

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    Gun Violence Against Sexual and Gender Minorities

    Adam P. Romero, Ari M. Shaw, Kerith J. Conron
    April 2019

    A review of existing studies finds gun violence is a significant concern for the LGBT population, but there are many unanswered or unexplored questions.

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    Effect of State Policy on Charges Filed at the EEOC

    By Amanda K. Baumle, M. V. Lee Badgett, Steven Boutcher
    April 2019

    A new study looks at trends in the 9,000 charges filed with the EEOC alleging sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination between 2012-2016.

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    Written Testimony in Support of the Equality Act

    The Williams Institute
    April 2019

    Williams Institute scholars outline the empirical need for explicit federal nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans.

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    Amicus Brief Filed in Adree Edmo v. Idaho Department of Corrections

    Jody L. Herman
    April 2019

    The cost of providing gender-confirming surgery (GCS) to the state’s small transgender inmate population would be negligible.

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    LGB Inclusion and Economic Development

    M.V. Lee Badgett, Kees Waaldijk, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers
    April 9, 2019

    Countries that offer more rights to LGB people enjoy significantly higher per capita GDP than those who trail in LGB equality.

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    LGB Experiences of Discrimination

    Ilan H. Meyer
    April 2019

    LGB adults are more likely than their heterosexual cisgender peers to report experiences of employment and housing discrimination.

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    Attraction, Identity and Sexual Experiences of Adult Offspring of Lesbian Parents

    Nanette Gartrell, Henny Bos, Audrey Koh
    March 2019

    The children of lesbian parents are more likely to report same-sex attraction, sexual minority identity and same-sex experiences.

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    Impact of the Equality Act on LGBT People in the U.S.

    Kerith J. Conron, Shoshana K. Goldberg
    April 2019

    Millions of LGBT people in the U.S. would gain civil rights protections under the Equality Act.

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