Young People Are Queerer Than Ever, But They Aren't Using Traditional Labels

Young People Are Queerer Than Ever, But They Aren't Using Traditional Labels

They are also more likely to identify outside the traditional gender binary compared to older generations, according to a new GLAAD survey shared exclusively with BuzzFeed News.

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Trump’s U.S. Census cuts LGBT survey questions

Trump’s U.S. Census cuts LGBT survey questions

 

The redaction of LGBT categories is similar to the proposal at the Department of Health & Human Survey to remove established questions seeking to identify LGBT elders in from the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants, or NSOAAP. 

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Millennials Are Twice As Likely To Identify As LGBT

Millennials Are Twice As Likely To Identify As LGBT

Seven percent of U.S. adults aged 18-35 identify as LGBT—fully 3 percentage points higher than a recent study of adults of all ages. Why that number will get even bigger.

LGBT Institute Symposium Call for Papers

LGBT Institute Symposium Call for Papers

The LGBT Institute has announced a call for papers for its symposium planned for November 18-20th at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

LGBT Institute and Georgia State University Launch Research Partnership

LGBT Institute and Georgia State University Launch Research Partnership

The LGBT Institute at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and Georgia State University (GSU) today announced a partnership aimed at connecting academic researchers with LGBT advocates to tell the stories of some of those most marginalized – LGBT Southerners – through data. 

Why LGBT People Are Moving to Red States

Why LGBT People Are Moving to Red States

LGBT people are leaving urban, coastal hubs for conservative cities.

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Watch Now: A Conversation on Civil Rights & Religious Exemptions

Watch Now: A Conversation on Civil Rights & Religious Exemptions

 “The one thing we can’t have is a rule—unwritten or explicit—that says discrimination is justified if the person discriminating really, really objects to the excluded group,” writes law professor Garrett Epps. “Whether explained in religious terms or not, that undermines the entire idea of civil rights.”

Majority of Georgians support LGBT non-discrimination laws, oppose denial of service

Majority of Georgians support LGBT non-discrimination laws, oppose denial of service

A new survey shows that two-thirds of Georgia residents support laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

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New Report: Religious Accommodation Cannot Come at the Expense of Others' Rights

New Report: Religious Accommodation Cannot Come at the Expense of Others' Rights

The Leadership Conference Education Fund has released its report, Striking a Balance: Advancing Civil and Human Rights While Preserving Religious Liberty, documenting the use of religious arguments to oppose the abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage and equality, racial integration, inter-racial marriage, immigration, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the right to collectively bargain. Striking a Balance also examines the current legal and political landscape in which religious exemptions are being used to deny civil and human rights, including LGBT equality.

The Witch Hunt Barring Same-Sex Families From Adopting

The Witch Hunt Barring Same-Sex Families From Adopting

How baby Isabella went from this couple to an alleged child abuser.

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Key Constituencies Impacted by HIV Epidemic to Hold Counter Conference During National HIV Prevention Conference

Key Constituencies Impacted by HIV Epidemic to Hold Counter Conference During National HIV Prevention Conference

Mirroring the need for intersectionality and inclusivity in the fight to end HIV/AIDS, the People’s Mobilization on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Counter Conference is a community-built space that aims to empower constituencies most impacted by HIV to be in control of the dialogue. The Counter Conference will happen in parallel with the National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) as an alternative and accessible space for those who cannot attend the larger NHPC.

5 Things to Know on World AIDS Day

5 Things to Know on World AIDS Day

Tuesday marks 27 years of commemorating World AIDS Day, and in that time HIV has gone from a "death sentence" to a manageable and treatable chronic illness. Though this shows significant progress, health care leaders called for continued support as 35 million people remain infected worldwide and many still do not have access to treatment. 

Congressional Forum to Investigate 'Epidemic of Violence' Against Trans People

Congressional Forum to Investigate 'Epidemic of Violence' Against Trans People

To date, 21 trans women have been murdered in the United States since January, almost double the number of trans murders in all of 2014. Most of this year's victims were trans women of color.

Global-Local Connection for LGBT Rights event stirs up conversation

Global-Local Connection for LGBT Rights event stirs up conversation

The evening’s conversation covered an array of topics, including but not limited to anti-LGBT laws across the world, bullying, the school-to-prison pipeline, Black Lives Matter, Trans Lives Matter, the role of social media in activism, HIV/AIDS and LGBT elders.

Photo Credit: Patrick Saunders

LGBT Institute to Host National Leaders, Develop Research Agenda

LGBT Institute to Host National Leaders, Develop Research Agenda

“Our LGBT community, at home and abroad, is facing a pivotal moment. Despite recent legal gains, there is still much work to be done. The LGBT Institute provides a unique opportunity for us to be bold and layout an agenda that seeks to provide voice for those most often marginalized within the LGBT community."

Report: LGBTQ Prisoners Routinely Beat, Raped, and Harassed

Report: LGBTQ Prisoners Routinely Beat, Raped, and Harassed

Thanks to the growing visibility of trans women in pop culture and the media, the country is learning more about the unique challenges that trans people face every day — including those behind bars.

Does Anti-Bullying Legislation Actually Work? More Research is Needed.

Does Anti-Bullying Legislation Actually Work? More Research is Needed.

 

“About 15 years ago, we didn’t have any anti-bullying laws, but now we some form of anti-bullying legislation in all 50 states. But even though there’s been a lot of legislative activity there’s been surprisingly little if any research on whether the laws are actually effective."

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The Need for LGBT Data Collection

The Need for LGBT Data Collection

“This lack of data on sexual orientation and gender identity puts policymakers in uncharted territory as they create policies that affect LGBT people and their families.

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State of Black Gay America Summit Held

State of Black Gay America Summit Held

The State of Black Gay America Summit, a luncheon and panel series brought together black LGBT community members and allies to discuss issues affecting the community. 

Gregory Allen, Founder and Chairman of the State of Black Gay America Summit. (Photo by Patrick Saunders)

LGBT Institute officially launches at Center for Civil and Human Rights

LGBT Institute officially launches at Center for Civil and Human Rights

"It's the perfect time and the perfect place to shine a spotlight on issues that don't often get a platform."