School should be a safe place to learn, make friends, and explore interests, but for many LGBTQ students, school often means bullying and harassment. The lack of LGBTQ inclusive curriculum and increased religious-based discrimination on campuses stands in the way of equal academic rights. LGBTQ adults whose presence might make it easier for an LGBTQ student, are also often subject to unfair treatment and discrimination because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity. We’re committed to stand against all bullying, harassment, and discrimination on school yards and campuses.
We monitor and track important federal legislation, court cases, rule changes, and ballot measures when LGBTQ+ lives will be affected. Learn more about the moments we’re monitoring.
Update 5/17/19: the Equality Act passed the House. Now we’re taking the fight to the Senate.On March 13, 2019 bipartisan members of Congress introduced the Equality Act, which would update federal law to include express and enduring nondiscrimination protections for Americans based on sexual orientation and gender identity across virtually every area of daily life.
The 2020 legislative session has been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the current coronavirus crisis, many state legislatures have either suspended session or are focusing primarily on pandemic relief bills.
On October 8 the U.S. Supreme Court heard three cases about LGBTQ employment discrimination that will determine if federal law protects LGBTQ people.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted a proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget for review on Oct. 4, 2019. The rule is titled “Ensuring Equal Treatment for...
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