The LGBTQ+ Community Is Getting Out The Vote
We are a little more than 2 months away from 2020 general elections. If you've moved, need to register to vote for the first time, or have changed your name, check your voter registration status here. Then watch and share these video messages from LGBTQ+ community center leaders explaining why it's so important for our community to make their voices heard in this year's general election. Vote for lawmakers who support LGBTQ+ equality, and the important work done by your local LGBTQ+ community center.
One in five transgender individuals have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives. Family rejection, discrimination, and violence contribute to a large number of transgender youth being homeless in the United States. An estimated 40% of the more than 1.6 million homeless youth identify as LGBTQ+.
The latest proposal from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) attempts to gut protections for transgender people by removing critical equal access protections. We cannot let this happen. Submit a comment in opposition of this discriminatory rule at HousingSavesLives.org
2020 Census data impacts funding for programs the LGBTQ+ community relies on such as: HIV relief project grants, housing programs, adoption and foster care assistance, career and technical education grants, emergency management, and child and adult nutrition oversight. Get started here.
Saving The Post Office
U.S. Postal Service workers deliver lifesaving medications, letters from family members, vote-by-mail ballots, and other indispensable pieces of mail to Americans living across the country. But recently the Administration blocked vital funding that the Postal Service desperately needs to stay in business—meaning some post offices may shut down this year. Take action by telling the White House to STOP blocking relief funding to the USPS.
On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision affirming that the prohibition on sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extends to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
This decision provides a critical tool to address the widespread discrimination that LGBTQ+ people face not just in employment but in other key areas of life as well, including healthcare, education, and housing. Center for American Progress published a brief that explains how the Court's decision affects our community and why the Equality Act is still necessary.