Communities looking to include the perspectives of LGBTQ people who have experienced homelessness should compensate these individuals for their time by offering stipends or creating paid internships at one of the participating agencies.
Eskridg Jr. Because of their proximity, city and county officials often form close relationships with their constituents and have a vested interest in building and maintaining trust between those constituents and the local government.
Queer and gendered housing: A tale of two neighborhoods in Vancouver. This practice is also found in the consent decree between the New Orleans Police Department and the U. Virginia Law Review. Exclusionary sex education programs contribute to high rates of negative sexual health outcomes for LGBTQ youth.
Open Vault. Effective the day following final enactment.
The House of Representatives took up the same measure and passed it out of the Judiciary Committee on January 30 by a party-line vote. The initiative's sponsors withdrew it on July 3, after failing to gather a sufficient number of signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
Organizers of a new White Ribbon Campaign for equality launched an effort on March 16 at the Key West City Commission meeting to emphasize the discrepancy between simultaneously extolling freedom and banning gay marriages.
This report offers a broad menu of options for nonlegislative actions that can be taken by executives managing local governments in order to better protect, serve, and include LGBTQ residents. Although there is a broad medical consensus that hormone therapy and transition-related surgeries are medically necessary for many transgender people, insurance plans often categorically exclude these services, even when the same services are covered for cisgender—non-transgender—patients for indications other than gender dysphoria.
Local executives can then initiate pilot studies or issue guidance on how to appropriately include questions related to sexual orientation and gender identity in existing city or county surveys and administrative datasets.
When a license is conditional on the license owner and their agents following state and local laws, nondiscrimination laws should be strictly enforced. This has skyrocketed to 39 counties and cities today. Archived from the original on January 13,