Publications & Resources

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Know the laws in your state that protect LBGT people and people living with HIV.
  • Getting Down to Basics

    Developed in partnership with the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), this tool kit gives guidance on an array of issues affecting LGBTQ youth and the adults and organizations who provide them with out-of-home care.

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  • Recommended Practices

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    Recommended Practices to Promote the Safety and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth and Youth at Risk of or Living With HIV in Child Welfare Settings

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  • Out, Safe & Respected for Educators and Parents

    This booklet is designed to help parents and educators develop safe, nurturing school environments for lesbian, gay, bixexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) students.

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  • Out, Safe & Respected

    This kit is designed to help you know your rights at school and make sure they’re respected, and to give you concrete ideas about how you can make a difference in your school and community. You have the right to be who you are. You have the right to be out, safe and respected at school.

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  • When Health Care Isn't Caring

    This survey is the first to examine refusal of care and barriers to health care among LGBT and HIV communities on a national scale. We hope that these data will influence decisions being made about how health care is delivered in this country now and in the future.

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  • Out of the Margins

    A report on regional listening forums highlighting the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth in care

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  • Transgender Prisoners in Crisis

    Nearly one in six transgender Americans has been to prison—and nearly half of all black transgender people. Once behind bars, discriminatory policies and the constant threat of sexual assault can make prison a living hell for this already mistreated group.

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  • Overcoming Health Care Discrimination

    Ambulance workers jeered at and refused to treat Tyra Hunter, a transgender woman seriously injured in a car accident outside Washington, DC who later died from her wounds. The same kind of hate-fueled medical negligence killed Robert Eads, a transgender man with ovarian cancer whom 20 separate doctors wouldn’t treat; one said the diagnosis should make Eads “deal with the fact that he is not a real man.”

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  • Transgender People and Marriage Laws

    It may seem obvious that the government has no business weighing in on your gender when it comes to whom you marry. Yet LGBT people continue to endure interference at the state and federal levels when it comes to respect for their relationships.

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  • Fighting Anti-Trans Violence

    Violence is a plague in the lives of many transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) people, with hate-motivated beatings and murders very common, often involving extra cruelty. According to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, 44% of reported hate murders in 2010 were committed against transgender women.

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