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Today the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released a new policy spotlight report, Efforts to Ban Health Care for Transgender Youth. In 2021 alone, legislatures in 22 states have introduced bills to ban best-practice medical care for transgender young people with one state, Arkansas, passing such a bill into law.

This report provides an overview of the legislative environment across the country and the harmful impacts these bills could have on transgender youth. …


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As a result of the uneven and uncertain progress for LGBTQ equality, LGBTQ people in America face an almost incomprehensible patchwork of laws. An LGBTQ individual or family may have high levels of legal equality in one state, while their LGBTQ counterparts in a neighboring state face only hostile or negative laws.

On issues from nondiscrimination to criminal justice to identity documents to health care, MAP’s Equality Maps provide a quick, yet detailed snapshot of the current state of LGBTQ laws and policies at the federal, state, and local levels. As of October 1, 2020, MAP tracks nearly 40 LGBTQ-related…


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MAP’s interactive LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a comprehensive look at the current state of laws and policies impacting LGBTQ people across the United States. The Equality Maps offer a state-by-state comparison of the policy landscape and gaps in protections for LGBTQ people across the country.

To keep you informed on this regularly changing landscape, here are the updates as of May 2021.

ICYMI: Two New Equality Maps & LGBTQ Policy Spotlight Report About Transgender Youth

In case you missed it, we added two new maps to our Equality Maps, tracking new harmful laws states have enacted that target transgender youth: bans on transgender youth participation in sports and bans on best practice medical…


MAP RESOURCE

MAP’s interactive LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a comprehensive look at the current state of laws and policies impacting LGBTQ people across the United States. The Equality Maps offer a state-by-state comparison of the policy landscape and gaps in protections for LGBTQ people across the country.

To keep you informed on this regularly changing landscape, here are the updates as of April 2021.

Two New Equality Maps Tracking Anti-Transgender Laws

Due to state legislative developments, we’ve added two new maps to our Equality Maps. We are now tracking bans on transgender youth participation in sports and bans on best practice medical care for transgender youth.

Last month alone…


This year marks the 12th International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV), an annual event to honor and acknowledge the transgender and nonbinary community while also raising awareness about the discrimination this community faces worldwide. TDoV is a time to celebrate the resiliency of transgender and nonbinary people, especially in the face of unprecedented attacks by state legislatures across the country targeting transgender youth.

Visit Equality Federation’s tracker of anti-trans legislation across the country.

Many transgender people, particularly transgender women and transgender people of color, still face enormous barriers to their safety, health, and well-being. This year alone, at least 12…


Equality Maps

Across the country, state legislatures have introduced bills that would ban transgender youth from participating in K-12 school sports, and in some cases in college as well. This year alone, at least 30 states have introduced this type of legislation.

LGBTQ Equality Map: Bans on Transgender Youth Participation in Sports

For more than 12 years, MAP has been tracking laws and policies impact LGBTQ people through our LGBTQ Equality Maps. The maps show that differences in legal equality for LGBTQ people vary widely from state-to-state, and even city to city. MAP is now tracking these harmful laws that ban transgender kids from participating in school sports.

In 2020, amid the…


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In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Bostock case that discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity were illegal forms of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, a federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment. While this decision directly impacts federal employment laws, this decision also has an impact on state nondiscrimination laws and their protections for LGBTQ people.

Just this month, another state nondiscrimination law has been understood to protect LGBTQ people, this time in Texas. In the case of Amanda Sims, who was fired from her job at a community…


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For more than 12 years, MAP has been tracking 40+ laws and policies through our LGBTQ Equality Maps. The maps show that differences in legal equality for LGBTQ people vary widely from state-to-state, and even city to city. This patchwork of laws means that LGBTQ people may have strong legal protections in one state, while their LGBTQ counterparts in a neighboring state face only hostile or negative laws.

Our interactive LGBTQ Equality Maps provide a comprehensive look at the current state of laws and policies impacting LGBTQ people across the country. …


Today, the Equality Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, with a vote anticipated next week, marking another important step toward the goal of full equality for LGBTQ people. The House previously passed this legislation in May 2019, but the Senate never took it up.

It’s shocking to learn that 29 states do not currently have laws that explicitly protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. Without the Equality Act, LGBTQ people in the U.S. …


MAP RESEARCH

Over the past four years, we’ve witnessed a rise in discrimination and acts of violence directed towards those most marginalized in society. However, with the new Biden administration comes a renewed commitment to the work of civil rights in the United States. At this critical moment, Congress has the opportunity to recommit our country and our elected officials in securing fairness and equality for all by passing the Equality Act.

A new report released today, Why We All Need the Equality Act Now, outlines the ways in which the Equality Act is vital legislation not just for LGBTQ people, but…

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