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1 in 5 in Juvenile Justice System Are LGBTQ; DOJ Report Offers Recommendations

August 12, 2016

As Pride Month came to a close and in the shadow of the Orlando tragedy, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), part of the U.S. Department of Justice, released a report about LGBTQ youth within the juvenile justice system. 

DOJ: Baltimore PD Abused African-Americans, Trans Women, Sex Workers

August 10, 2016

In a scathing report released today, the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) found that the Baltimore Police Department has routinely violated civil rights in numerous ways. Among many problems cited in the 163-page report, the DOJ found that Baltimore police regularly targeted Black residents for stops and searches, used excessive force, ignored or demeaned sexual assault victims, harassed transgender women, and tolerated sexual abuse by officers, especially of sex workers.

Pennsylvania Updates Birth Certificate Gender Change Policy

Pennsylvania Updates Birth Certificate Gender Change Policy

August 9, 2016

Great news for transgender people born in Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania just became the 12th state in the U.S. to modernize their birth certificate policy! Under Pennsylvania’s new policy, individuals no longer need to provide proof of surgery to update the gender marker on their birth certificate. That removes a significant hurdle for many transgender people.

New Report Shows LGBTQ Students Targeted for Discipline

New Report Shows LGBTQ Students Targeted for Discipline

August 4, 2016

Our colleagues at GLSEN recently released a troubling report detailing the educational exclusion of LGBTQ students in our nation’s schools. The findings overwhelmingly confirm that LGBTQ students are more likely to experience unfair discipline.

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March 29, 2016

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July 24, 2015

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February 15, 2015

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February 9, 2015

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