"While we celebrate this monumental win, it’s also important for us to keep sight of the bigger picture: We still have massive gaps in our nondiscrimination laws for LGBTQ folks when it comes to housing, public places, federal programs and more."
After months of quarantine due to COVID-19 and weeks of protest against racialized oppression in this country, we received two wins from the Supreme Court of the United States that will be lifesaving for our communities.
Health risks and academic setbacks for young people can have lasting effects, including joblessness and homelessness well into adulthood, explains Rebby Kern, director of education policy at Equality NC. There are easy steps that schools, families and health providers can take to address gender discrimation and secure more equitable health outcomes.
"Most of the pride organizations are standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement across the country, because we know the LGBTQ community is part of every community and Black and brown LGBTQ folks are disproportionately targeted by the police as well."
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court.