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    Supreme Court to begin ‘potentially momentous’ term for LGBT rights

    Washington Blade September 20, 2017

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    Why LGBTQ+ People Are Turning to Facebook to Find Safe, Friendly Housing

    PopSugar News September 14, 2017

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    ‘Trans Women Are Women’: Single-Gender Schools Revisit Admissions Policies

    NBC News September 13, 2017

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    Are transgender military members more suicidal than others? A careful look at the data puts that in doubt.

    The Washington Post September 12, 2017

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    LGBTQ ‘dreamers’ are particularly vulnerable as DACA winds down. Here’s why.

    PBS Newshour September 8, 2017

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    Illinois Just Outlawed the ‘Gay Panic’ Defense—But 48 States Still Allow It

    INTO August 30, 2017

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    6 Tips to Find LGBTQ-Friendly Law Schools

    U.S. News August 28, 2017

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    Trump’s Transgender Ban Is Just Bad Strategy

    GOOD August 24, 2017

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    Why Queer Couples Don’t Marry as Young as Straights

    Vice August 16, 2017

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    Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Nebraska

    Christy Mallory, Brad Sears
    August 2017

    Approximately 34,800 LGBT workers in Nebraska are not explicitly protected from discrimination under state law. Adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s existing employment non-discrimination law would not be costly or burdensome for the state to enforce.

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    Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Indiana

    Christy Mallory, Brad Sears
    August 2017

    Approximately 133,000 LGBT workers in Indiana are not explicitly protected from discrimination under state law. Adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s existing employment non-discrimination laws would not be costly or burdensome for the state to enforce.

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    For Transgender Women, An Extra Dose of Fear

    The New York Times August 9, 2017

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    A New Survey Claiming That LGBT People Are Less Racist Misses the Reality of Racism in the Queer Community

    Slate July 25, 2017

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    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health Services in the United States: Origins, Evolution, and Contemporary Landscape

    Alexander J. Martos, Patrick A. Wilson, Ilan H. Meyer
    July 2017

    LGBT community health centers have been a major provider of health services to LGBT people in the U.S., but there are significant gaps in the types of services offered by centers across the country. This study identified 213 LGBT community health centers operating in 37 states. Most LGBT community health centers provide wellness programs and services (72 percent), HIV/STI services (65 percent), and counseling services (52 percent). Among the services least available across health centers are transgender care services (10 percent), pharmacy services (8%), and psychiatric services (3%).

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    Latest Republican Attack on LGBT Rights Targets Those Prepared to Die for Their Country

    Mother Jones July 13, 2017

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    House Rejects Ban on Transition-Related Health Coverage for Transgender Troops

    TIME July 13, 2017

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    Lesbian’s Workplace Discrimination Case May Be Headed to Supreme Court

    NBC News July 10, 2017

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    Scholars File Amici Brief in Transgender Veterans Case

    June 2017

    On June 28, 2017, Williams Institute and other scholars who study the transgender population submitted an amici brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Fulcher v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs. In their amici brief, the scholars present social science data and scholarly research regarding the transgender population establishing that transgender status should be considered a suspect classification for purposes of Constitutional equal-protection analysis.

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    Estimates of Marriages of Same-Sex Couples at the Two-Year Anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges

    Adam P. Romero
    June 2017

    Over 150,000 same-sex couples have married since the U.S. Supreme Court extended marriage equality nationwide. In total, over 1.1 million LGBT adults are currently married to a same-sex partner.

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    Unmet Public Health Needs Among Transgender People in the U.S. Include Poor General Health and Lack of Access to Health Care

    A new study by scholars at the Williams Institute found that compared with cisgender (i.e., non-transgender) individuals, transgender individuals had higher prevalence of poor general health and they had more days per month of poor physical and mental health. More transgender than cisgender people lacked health care coverage, a health care provider, and dental care.

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