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American education organization working to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and to prompt LGBT cultural inclusion and awareness in K-12 schools. Wikipedia

  • Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

    Organization dedicated to ending discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. The MTPC educates the public, lobbies state and local government, and encourages political activism. Wikipedia

  • Kansas Equality Coalition

    Statewide LGBT rights organization whose mission is to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The coalition seeks to ensure the dignity, safety and legal equality of all Kansans. Wikipedia

  • Gay–straight alliance

    Student-led or community-based organization, found in middle schools and high schools as well as colleges and universities, primarily in the United States and Canada, that is intended to provide a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children, teenagers, and youth as well as their cisgender heterosexual allies. In middle schools and high schools, GSAs are overseen by a responsible teacher. Wikipedia

  • Queer studies

    Study of issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity usually focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender dysphoria, asexual, queer, questioning, intersex people and cultures. Examination of the identity, lives, history, and perception of queer people. Wikipedia

  • LGBT stereotypes

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) stereotypes are conventional, formulaic generalizations, opinions, or images based on the sexual orientations or gender identities of LGBT people. Increased reliance on generalizations. Wikipedia

  • California state law which extends gender identity and gender expression discrimination protection to transgender and gender-nonconforming K-12 students in public schools. The bill "requires that a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs, activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil's records." Wikipedia

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Landmark civil rights and labor law in the United States that outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and later sexual orientation and gender identity. It prohibits unequal application of voter registration requirements, racial segregation in schools and public accommodations, and employment discrimination. Wikipedia

  • Act of disclosing an LGBT person's sexual orientation or gender identity without that person's consent. Outing gives rise to issues of privacy, choice, hypocrisy, and harm in addition to sparking debate on what constitutes common good in efforts to combat homophobia and heterosexism. Wikipedia

  • Think Before You Speak (campaign)

    Television, radio, and magazine advertising campaign launched in 2008 and developed to raise awareness of the common use of derogatory vocabulary among youth towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning people. It also aims to "raise awareness about the prevalence and consequences of anti-LGBTQ bias and behaviour in America’s schools." Wikipedia

  • Coming out

    Metaphor used to describe LGBT people's self-disclosure of their sexual orientation or of their gender identity. Experienced variously as a psychological process or journey; decision-making or risk-taking; a strategy or plan; a mass or public event; a speech act and a matter of personal identity; a rite of passage; liberation or emancipation from oppression; an ordeal; a means toward feeling gay pride instead of shame and social stigma; or even career suicide. Wikipedia

  • GRIN Campaign

    Transatlantic non-profit organisation and advocacy group which campaigns primarily for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning people's social and political equality in education. Underlying message that "being different was 'cool'". Wikipedia

  • Document about human rights in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity, published as the outcome of an international meeting of human rights groups in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in November 2006. The Principles were supplemented in 2017, expanding to include new grounds of gender expression and sex characteristics, and a number of new principles. Wikipedia

  • LGBT rights in the United States

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations. Wikipedia

  • LGBT demographics of the United States

    The demographics of sexual orientation and gender identity in the United States have been studied in the social sciences in recent decades. A 2017 Gallup poll concluded that 4.5% of adult Americans identified as LGBT with 5.1% of women identifying as LGBT, compared with 3.9% of men. Wikipedia

  • Reconciling Ministries Network

    Organization seeking the inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in both the policy and practices of United Methodist Church. One of many Welcoming Congregation organizations to emerge in American Christianity in the 1980s. Wikipedia

  • Network of UK organisations committed to equal opportunities, social justice, good community relations, respect for human rights and an end to discrimination based on age, disability, gender and gender identity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation. Members and observers include some UK-wide organisations, some that operate across Great Britain and some that operate in England only. Wikipedia

  • Process of exploration by people who may be unsure, still exploring, or concerned about applying a social label to themselves for various reasons. Sometimes added to the end of the acronym LGBT ; the "Q" can refer to either queer or questioning. Wikipedia

  • American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst known for his work on sexual orientation and gender identity. Drescher earned a B.A. in Biology from Brooklyn College in 1972 and a M.D. from University of Michigan Medical School in 1980. Wikipedia

  • Sexuality and gender identity-based cultures

    Sexuality and gender identity-based cultures are subcultures and communities composed of people who have shared experiences, backgrounds, or interests due to common sexual or gender identities. Among the first to argue that members of sexual minorities can also constitute cultural minorities were Adolf Brand, Magnus Hirschfeld, and Leontine Sagan in Germany. Wikipedia

  • Employment Non-Discrimination Act

    Legislation proposed in the United States Congress that would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or, depending on the version of the bill, gender identity by employers with at least 15 employees. ENDA has been introduced in every Congress since 1994 except the 109th. Wikipedia

  • The modern South Korean LGBT rights movement arose in the 1990s, with several small organizations seeking to combat sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. Very little mention of homosexuality in Korean literature or traditional historical accounts, several members of nobility and Buddhist monks have been known to either profess their attraction to members of the same sex or else be actively involved with them. Wikipedia

  • Transgender rights in the United States

    Transgender rights in the United States vary considerably by jurisdiction as the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has only once ruled directly on transgender rights, in 2020; regarding the applicability of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964, in the case of R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, SCOTUS held that Title VII protections on sex discrimination in Employment extend to Transgender Employees. Regulated by state (or equivalent) law. Wikipedia

  • Online hate speech

    Type of speech that takes place online with the purpose of attacking a person or a group based on their race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or gender. Expression of conflicts between different groups within and across societies. Wikipedia

  • Proposed United States federal legislation that aims to protect LGBT students against bullying and discrimination in school. Modeled after Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which addressed discrimination on the basis of sex. Wikipedia

  • In Canada, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT) or Gender and Sexual Minority (GSM) refugees and asylum-seekers are those who make refugee claims to Canada due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country." Wikipedia

  • Bill in the United States Congress, that, if passed, would amend the Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public education, federal funding, credit, and the jury system. While the Supreme Court's June 2020 ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia said that the Civil Rights Act protects sexual orientation and gender identity in matters of employment, the other areas remain undefined. Wikipedia

  • Human rights organisation and movement working for equality and justice for all Guyanese. Committed to eradicating discrimination on the grounds of sexuality, gender sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in Guyana, and supporting similar working in the Caribbean, Latin America, the Commonwealth, Global South and worldwide. Wikipedia

  • Bostock v. Clayton County

    Landmark United States Supreme Court civil rights case in which the Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees against discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Fired after he expressed interest in a gay softball league at work. Wikipedia

  • Law of the U.S. state of Oregon which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, public accommodations, and other categories. Enacted in 2007, it became effective in 2008. Wikipedia

  • 2019 New York law which added gender identity and gender expression to the state's human rights and hate crimes laws as protected classes; banned discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on gender identity and gender expression; and provided enhanced penalties for bias-motivated crimes. First introduced in 2003. Wikipedia


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