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Full list of articles and documents from the Sexual Diversity LGBT and Sexual Diversity Discrimination Laws category. Though these articles may have since been updated they are listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

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Lack of Sexually Injuries Does Not Mean Rape Victim Is Making It Up thumbnail image.
A new study reveals the absence of sexually related injuries cannot be used in court to infer that rape victims are making it up.
Publish Date: 8th Oct 2023
Why Sexually Harassed People Might Not Come Forward Immediately or at All thumbnail image.
What would a reasonable person do? Exploring the gap between experienced and anticipated responses to sexual harassment.
Publish Date: 10th Jun 2023
Some LGBT Allies Don't Want Gay Neighbors thumbnail image.
Study explores stigmatizing behaviors expressed by avid supporters of sexual minorities in a survey 8.5% who said they were fully accepting of gay people did not want gay neighbors.
Publish Date: 6th Mar 2023
Moderate Intoxication Does Not Impair Sexual Assault Recall thumbnail image.
Women can recall details of sexual assault and rape with accuracy, even if they have drunk, or expected to drink, moderate amounts of alcohol.
Publish Date: 1st Feb 2023 - Updated: 3rd Feb 2023
American States Have Vague Inconsistent Hate Crime Legislation thumbnail image.
Study provides a content analysis of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and disability hate crime legislation in America.
Publish Date: 18th Jan 2023
LGBT People Are Significantly More Likely than Non-LGBT People to be Victims of Violent Hate Crimes thumbnail image.
About 1 out of 10 violent victimizations against LGBT people are hate crimes.
Publish Date: 22nd Dec 2022
Like a Virgin thumbnail image.
Virginity is a problematic concept worth revisiting and revising.
Publish Date: 15th Oct 2022 - Updated: 21st Nov 2022
Transgender Citizens Could Face Barriers to Voting in 2022 Midterm Elections thumbnail image.
More than 200,000 transgender citizens could face barriers to voting in the 2022 midterm elections.
Publish Date: 15th Sep 2022 - Updated: 21st Oct 2022
Destigmatizing Sex Work Can Make Room For Healthy Sexual Growth thumbnail image.
Sex workers, when given respect and a safe working environment, can help us thrive sexually.
Publish Date: 18th Jul 2022 - Updated: 6th Sep 2022
More Than Half of American Indian and Alaskan Native LGBT Adults in the US have been Attacked in their Lifetime thumbnail image.
285,000 American Indian and Alaskan Native LGBT adults live in the US. More than half have been physically or sexually attacked in their lifetimes.
Publish Date: 21st Oct 2021
More Than One Million LGBTQ Adults in the US Identify as Nonbinary thumbnail image.
An estimated 11% of LGBTQ adults in the U.S. approximately 1.2 million people identify as nonbinary, according to a new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. The majority of them are under age 29, urban, and white.
Publish Date: 23rd Jun 2021
Title IX Protects Students from Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity thumbnail image.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity offered by a recipient of federal financial assistance.
Publish Date: 16th Jun 2021 - Updated: 22nd Jun 2022
Sex Discrimination Includes Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity thumbnail image.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights to enforce prohibitions on sex discrimination in line with supreme court decision.
Publish Date: 10th May 2021 - Updated: 22nd Jun 2022
Black Men and Sexual Minority Men Overrepresented in U.S. Among Commited Sex Offenders thumbnail image.
Black men and men with male victims are more likely to be committed.
Publish Date: 23rd Oct 2020 - Updated: 29th Nov 2020
LGBT 4 Times More Likely to be Victims of Violent Crime thumbnail image.
LGBT more likely to experience violent victimization, rape, sexual assault, aggravated or simple assault and violence by someone well-known and by a stranger.
Publish Date: 3rd Oct 2020 - Updated: 17th May 2022
LGBT People Could Gain Additional Protections from Discrimination After Bostock thumbnail image.
LGBT people could gain additional non-discrimination protections if U.S. courts interpret state laws consistent with Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County.
Publish Date: 31st Jul 2020 - Updated: 2nd Aug 2020
HHS Rule Will Reverse Nondiscrimination Protections in Health Care for Over 1.5 Million Transgender People thumbnail image.
HHS expected to announce final rule that reverses federal protections prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in health care.
Publish Date: 18th May 2020
Subtle Discrimination Still Detected in Gayborhoods thumbnail image.
As gayborhoods integrate with more straight people, subtle forms of discrimination become more common.
Publish Date: 13th Apr 2018
Why Both Bigots And Egalitarians Say They Don't See Race thumbnail image.
People claiming not to see race when they evaluate others may think they all have similar beliefs about racial justice - but they are very wrong.
Publish Date: 22nd Aug 2017
Making the Invisible Visible: Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict thumbnail image.
Making the Invisible Visible Video highlights ongoing sexual violence against men and boys across situations of conflict and displacement.
Publish Date: 4th Jul 2017 - Updated: 22nd Mar 2018
Sexist and Anti-Gay Jokes - It's All About Men Feeling Threatened thumbnail image.
Why do some males crack sexist and anti-gay jokes or find them funny, while others do not?.
Publish Date: 2nd May 2017
Gender-Fluid and Transgender Teens Left With Few Safe Harbors thumbnail image.
Study results reveal approximately 50 to 70 percent of trans and gender-fluid teens reported being exposed to 10 or more different types of aggression.
Publish Date: 1st Mar 2017
Are Sexists Also Racist and Vice Versa thumbnail image.
Findings reveal people who belong to stigmatized groups view prejudice as an indication of an underlying mindset oriented around hierarchy.
Publish Date: 16th Feb 2017
License to Discriminate Would Threaten LGBT Seniors thumbnail image.
SAGE and LGBT elder constituents troubled by reports indicating the President intends to sign an order that would allow religious-based discrimination in federally-supported services and programs.
Publish Date: 14th Feb 2017
Discrimination Against LGBT People in Georgia Impacts 300,000 LGBT Adults and 58,200 LGBT Youth thumbnail image.
The Economic Impact of Discrimination and Stigma Against LGBT People in Georgia report reveals stigma and discrimination negatively impact LGBT adults and youth in the State.
Publish Date: 27th Jan 2017 - Updated: 28th Feb 2017
Mach Mining and Affiliated Companies to Pay $4.25 Million to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Suits thumbnail image.
Federal agency alleged Foresight Energy Companies discriminated against women in hiring for mining and related positions.
Publish Date: 27th Jan 2017 - Updated: 22nd Mar 2018
EEOC Seeks Public Input on Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Harassment thumbnail image.
Proposed guidance explains legal standards applicable to harassment claims under U.S. federal employment discrimination laws.
Publish Date: 19th Jan 2017
Diallo's Of Houston Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination thumbnail image.
Nightclub and party venue illegally fired disabled employee after making an unlawful medical inquiry based on HIV hearsay.
Publish Date: 9th Jan 2017
EEOC Charges Employer Harassed Worker Because of His Sexual Orientation thumbnail image.
Federal agency charges male employee was subjected to a hostile work environment because of his sexual orientation.
Publish Date: 25th Dec 2016 - Updated: 22nd Mar 2018
House LGBT Caucus Denounces Hearing on License to Discriminate Legislation thumbnail image.
Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus denounces decision to hold hearing on H.R. 2802, which would give a government license to to businesses and non-profits to discriminate against LGBT people.
Publish Date: 29th Jun 2016 - Updated: 3rd Jan 2017
Born This Way May Not Be Key to Reducing Homophobia thumbnail image.
The argument that sexual orientation is innate has become a principal component of advocacy for rights of sexual minorities.
Publish Date: 7th Jan 2016
Call on Department of Education Following Anti-LGBT Religious Exemption Requests thumbnail image.
New report details at least 56 colleges and universities seeking the right to discriminate against students.
Publish Date: 22nd Dec 2015
FBI Releases New Hate Crimes Report thumbnail image.
The FBI report included statistics on bias-motivated incidents based on gender identity.
Publish Date: 18th Nov 2015
Title IX: Gender Identity & Gender Expression thumbnail image.
Importance of protection for gender nonconformity, gender identity, gender expression, transitioning and transgender status conferred by Title IX of the Education Amendments.
Publish Date: 10th Oct 2015
Businesses & Gov. Officials Should Not Discriminate Against LGBT thumbnail image.
Most Americans believe government officials should not allow religious beliefs to stand in way of issuing marriage licenses to all couples.
Publish Date: 9th Oct 2015
Uniting Against LGBT Discrimination in Georgia thumbnail image.
LGBT civil rights organization partners with Georgia Equality to stop discriminatory legislation and advance fairness and equality in Georgia.
Publish Date: 26th Feb 2015
Archdiocese Efforts to Impose Anti-LGBT Restrictions on Teachers thumbnail image.
HRC Calls Out San Francisco Archdiocese for Efforts to Impose Anti-LGBT Restrictions on Teachers.
Publish Date: 7th Feb 2015
LGBT Workers in Arkansas Lack Statewide Protections against Ongoing Employment Discrimination thumbnail image.
Approximately 47,000 LGBT workers in Arkansas are vulnerable to employment discrimination absent explicit statewide legal protections.
Publish Date: 20th Jan 2015 - Updated: 28th Feb 2017
Arizona LGBT Workers Lack Protection against Employment Discrimination thumbnail image.
Approximately 119,000 LGBT workers in Arizona lack statewide protections against ongoing employment discrimination.
Publish Date: 6th Jan 2015 - Updated: 28th Feb 2017
Employers Should Never Discriminate, Even on Religious Grounds Say Most Americans thumbnail image.
Most Americans still agree on federal job protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Publish Date: 24th Dec 2014 - Updated: 23rd Jan 2015
Greater Social and Economic Disparities in South, Midwest, and Mountain States for LGBT's in U.S. thumbnail image.
According to a new Williams Institute report LGBT Americans face greater social and economic disparities in the South, Midwest, and Mountain states of the U.S..
Publish Date: 18th Dec 2014 - Updated: 28th Feb 2017
The United States and Human Rights thumbnail image.
In the United States of America, the rule of law appears to only apply to those who are not wealthy and privileged.
Publish Date: 12th Dec 2014
No Justice - No Equality - No Trust or Faith thumbnail image.
America is morally impoverished. Racism, sexism, anti-LGBT and anti-disability sentiment remain incredibly prevalent.
Publish Date: 9th Dec 2014
Political Correctness in Diverse Workplace Fosters Creativity thumbnail image.
People may associate political correctness with conformity but new research finds it also correlates with creativity in work settings.
Publish Date: 1st Dec 2014 - Updated: 23rd Jan 2015
Employee Handbooks: Social Media, NLRB and EEO Trends thumbnail image.
Employers must be aware of recent changes in the law, society and technology, when developing or updating their employee handbooks.
Publish Date: 21st Nov 2014 - Updated: 23rd Jan 2015
Issues of Gender Inequality in Archaeology Journals thumbnail image.
Getting academia to acknowledge gender bias is just one step on a long road to equality.
Publish Date: 20th Nov 2014 - Updated: 25th Oct 2022
Are Males or Females Most at Risk of Verbal Abuse in the Workplace thumbnail image.
In a female-dominated workplace, men are expected to adopt a protective attitude towards women, which makes them more vulnerable.
Publish Date: 18th Nov 2014 - Updated: 25th Sep 2017
Commander Learns the Hard Way: Military Rules Don't Apply to Lesbian Officers thumbnail image.
Decorated combat commander learns the hard way that military rules do not apply to lesbian officers - Thomas More Law Center files lawsuit .
Publish Date: 13th Nov 2014 - Updated: 25th Oct 2022
Porn Policy: Reducing Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace thumbnail image.
Information regarding reducing discrimination and sexual harassment through a strict workplace pornography policy.
Publish Date: 28th Oct 2014 - Updated: 23rd Jan 2015
College Age Women in Abusive Relationships - There's an App for That! thumbnail image.
One Love My Plan application is an interactive tool that helps college-age women in abusive relationships clarify priorities and customize safety plans.
Publish Date: 17th Oct 2014 - Updated: 10th Jan 2015
Still No Justice for Female Athlete Undertaking Sex Tests thumbnail image.
Policies must be refined to safeguard women in sports from media circuses about sex tests.
Publish Date: 4th Oct 2014 - Updated: 10th Jan 2015
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination - Executive Order thumbnail image.
executive order will protect 34 million federal contractor employees from sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination.
Publish Date: 18th Jul 2014 - Updated: 14th Nov 2014
US Senate Passes Federal LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill thumbnail image.
The United States Senate approves bill outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
Publish Date: 2nd Apr 2014 - Updated: 18th Dec 2014


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