A Report by the National LGBT/HIV Criminal Justice Working Group*

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A Report by the National LGBT/HIV Criminal Justice Working Group [1]

The Impact of the Trump Administration’s Federal Criminal Justice Initiatives on LGBTQ People & Communities and Opportunities for Local Resistance

Richard Saenz, Lambda Legal, Kara Ingelhart, Lambda Legal, and
Andrea J. Ritchie, Barnard Center for Research on Women

This report offers an overview of the wide-ranging impacts of the Trump Administration’s federal criminal justice initiatives on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and communities, with a particular focus on impacts on LGBTQ people of color and immigrants.  Our hope is that this information will serve as a resource to support the work of advocates working at the state and local levels to resist, avoid, limit, or lessen the impacts of federal criminal justice initiatives that harm LGBTQ communities, and to inform broader federal criminal justice reform and police accountability efforts.

[1]The Report was produced by the National LGBT/HIV Criminal Justice Working Group, a network of over 50 organizations and individual stakeholders working to change the U.S. criminal legal system through research, education, and federal policy advocacy.  The following members contributed to this report: Richard Saenz, Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct Strategist, Lambda Legal, Kara Ingelhart, Lambda Legal, Andrea J. Ritchie (Policing, Trafficking); Sharita Gruberg, Center for American Progress (Immigration); Meghan Maury, The National LGBTQ Task Force (Drug Policy); Kate D’Adamo (Trafficking); and Harper Jean Tobin and Kory Masen, National Center for Transgender Equality, Hayley Gorenberg, Lambda Legal, and Emily Waters, National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (Hate Crimes).