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Full list of articles and documents from the Sexual Diversity LGBT Legal, Human and Civil Rights 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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LGBT Rights Publications
 Majority of U.S. Public Opposes Using Religious  Beliefs as a Reason to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People thumbnail image.
Most U.S. adults oppose denying medical care, employment, and other services to LGBTQ people based on religious beliefs.
Publish Date: 15th Jun 2023
LBQ Girls and Women of Color Overrepresented in Child Welfare and Criminalization Systems thumbnail image.
The proportion of Black and American Indian LBQ girls in foster care is four times higher than in the general population.
Publish Date: 7th Apr 2022
Executive Order Under Consideration Would Allow Discrimination Against LGBT thumbnail image.
Order could impact hundreds of thousands of LGBT people, including LGBT youth in foster care and same-sex couples seeking to foster or adopt.
Publish Date: 14th Feb 2017
Civil Rights Leaders Stand Up To Hate Issues thumbnail image.
Amid surge of bias crimes, A.G. Schneiderman stands with civil rights leaders to stand up to hate issues - urgent bulletin to local law enforcement offering guidance in identifying and prosecuting hate crimes.
Publish Date: 31st Dec 2016
Transgender and LGBT Rights in 2016 thumbnail image.
Recent controversial EEOC Ruling concludes that discrimination based on sexual orientation is prohibited under Title VII.
Publish Date: 1st Jan 2016 - Updated: 22nd Mar 2018
N.C. General Assembly Puts LGBT Rights At Risk thumbnail image.
Anti-LGBT legislation could strip rights of local municipalities to enact LGBT non-discrimination ordinances and erase existing protections.
Publish Date: 30th Sep 2015
Eliminating Housing & Employment Discrimination Next Frontier in LGBT Rights thumbnail image.
It is not illegal in most places in America to deny employment or housing to LGBT members.
Publish Date: 3rd Jul 2015
Ongoing & Pervasive Discrimination by Law Enforcement in LGBT Community thumbnail image.
Discrimination and harassment by law enforcement in the LGBT community, especially among LGBT people of color and transgender.
Publish Date: 13th Mar 2015 - Updated: 28th Feb 2017
Rep. Chris Smith Rejection of LGBT Rights as Human Rights Condemned by HRC thumbnail image.
HRC condemns Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) for comments during House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa hearing on Nigeria.
Publish Date: 29th Jan 2015
Saks Fifth Avenue Withdraws Assertion Claiming Transgender People Not Protected by Title VII thumbnail image.
U.S. Department of Justice files historic statement in the case asserting that Title VII prohibits discrimination against transgender people.
Publish Date: 27th Jan 2015
Oklahoma Lawmakers Attacking LGBT and Their Families thumbnail image.
Anti-equality bills filed in Oklahoma legislature viciously targeting LGBT families and young people across the state.
Publish Date: 26th Jan 2015
Take Action Against Gambian Government Urges Human Rights Organizations thumbnail image.
HRC join human rights groups in urging Obama Administration to take additional action against Gambian leaders following crackdown and persecution of LGBT citizens.
Publish Date: 23rd Jan 2015
Discrimination against Transgender Employees Violates Federal Civil Rights thumbnail image.
NCLR and Human Rights Campaign file joint friend-of-the-court brief supporting former Saks Fifth Avenue employee Leyth Jamal, who has filed a case alleging that Saks discriminated against her for being transgender.
Publish Date: 21st Jan 2015 - Updated: 27th Jan 2015
Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Against Women in Construction thumbnail image.
Amid reports of sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the construction industry, D-Mar General Contracting and Development advocates for expanded opportunities and better work environment for women.
Publish Date: 20th Jan 2015
Catholic School Firing of LGBT Employee thumbnail image.
Catholic school firing of employee evidence of the church continuing to keep LGBT workers in the closet.
Publish Date: 16th Jan 2015
LGBT Rights - Countries to Watch in 2015 thumbnail image.
Countries where fight for LGBT equality is making progress, and where fundamental rights of LGBT people are increasingly under attack.
Publish Date: 16th Jan 2015
HRC: Saks Fifth Avenue Doubles Down on LGBT Discrimination thumbnail image.
CEO declines to renounce company stand that transgender employees are not protected under civil rights law.
Publish Date: 15th Jan 2015
U.S. gets C Score for Reproductive Health and Rights thumbnail image.
Nationally, the 2014 report card result shows reproductive health and rights improved incrementally over the past year.
Publish Date: 9th Jan 2015
Asian LGBT Denied Access to Basic Rights thumbnail image.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender across Asia face discrimination and violence because of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Publish Date: 20th Dec 2014
LGBT Healthcare Bill of Rights Launched thumbnail image.
The bill, in both long form and wallet sized versions, outlines protections and rights LGBT people have in healthcare.
Publish Date: 19th Dec 2014
Rapid Increase in U.S. Public Support for LGBT Rights in Last 30 Years thumbnail image.
Public support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the United States has increased significantly over last three decades.
Publish Date: 19th Nov 2014 - Updated: 28th Feb 2017
Research Suggests U.S. Fails to Meet International Human Rights Standards for LGBT thumbnail image.
Research and legal analysis suggest America is failing to comply with international human rights standards in relation to LGBT people.
Publish Date: 15th Nov 2014 - Updated: 28th Feb 2017
2014 Municipal Equality Index - City of West Hollywood Earns Top Score thumbnail image.
City of West Hollywood scores 100/100 on nationwide evaluation of municipal laws affecting the LGBT community of 353 cities.
Publish Date: 14th Nov 2014 - Updated: 20th Dec 2014


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