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This report from Child's Defense Fund, A Portrait of Inequality 2011, discusses the economic crisis of the last three years has pushed Black children and youth deeper and deeper into an abyss of poverty, hunger, homelessness and despair. Black children and youth continue to face multiple risks from birth and throughout life that increase the danger of their becoming part of the Cradle to Prison Pipeline® crisis that leads to dead end lives.
This report from The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities on the 82nd Legislature discusses the value that CTD brought to its members and supporters during the 2011 Texas legislative session. CTD goals included more cost effective community services, higher pay for community attendants, reducing the number of expensive state supported living centers (SSLCs) and recapturing the civil rights promised by the ADA. Realistically, CTD did not have significant success but did work hard to create new collaborations, energize people to take action, pass good bills, kill bad ideas, improve the budget, and protect critical items.
This report from Child's Defense Fund, The State of Black Children & Families: Black Perspectives on What Black Children Face and What the Future Holds, discusses the current landscape of black children in America, and the challenges black communites currently face. A research study was done in 2010 to better understand Black American's views on the circumstances Black Americans and communities, and the perceptions of what the future holds for their children.
This report from The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States in 2010, discusses the national attention received by anti-LGBTQH violence related suicides, attacks, murders and bullying. NCAVP members support survivors and the communities and their reports provide critical information for policy makers, community organizations, and LGBTQH communities among others. This report is a comprehensive source regarding anti-LGBTQH violence in the U.S.
This report from Child's Defense Fund, Black and White: Black Children Compared to White Children, discusses the difference of black and white children, and how black children are underpriveleged in many aspects of life such as economic status, health, family situations, education, and are at more risk of incareceration and gun death.
This report from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Advocating Competitive Insurance Benefits for employees of the Texas A&M University System, discusses the potential ways in which insurance benefits can be extended employee domestic partners.
This report from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, National Transgender Discrimination Survey Report on Health and Health Care, discusses the discrimination faced by transgender and gender non-conforming people when accessing health care. Reported barriers to care deter this community from seeking and receiving quality health care. Date shows additional risk of discrimination for transgender and non-conforming people making their health care access and outcomes dramatically worse.
This report from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Hate Crime Laws in the U.S., discusses states with and without hate crime laws based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity as of July 2009.
This report from the NAACP, Year One: Toward Safe Communities, Good Schools and a Fair Chance for All Americans, explores the necessary priorities for Congress, the Obama administration, and other policymakers in the first year following the NAACP's 100 year anniversary for a progressive civil and human rights agenda. These policy priorities will embody America's promise of equal opportunity and include the creation of policing standards of effective law enforcement in all communities, elevating standards of education, taking measures to assure that administration of the bailouts and stimulus package do not violate civil and human rights, creating a uniform federal unemployment insurance program and a moratorium on foreclosures, and providing healthcare to the uninsured.
This report from National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Jurisdictions with Explicitly Transgender-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Laws, shows the percentage of U.S. populations covered by a transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination law versus those not covered. It provides detailed information on state, city, and county laws.
This report from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Opening the Door to the Inclusion of Transgender People, discusses how LGBT groups can provide a more inclusive and welcoming environment for transgender people. Depending on the type of organization, this can include passing transgender-inclusive legislation to running transgender specific community programs. The goal is to create a community that is increasingly inclusive of transgender people.
This report from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Bias in the Workplace: Consistent Evidence of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination, reviews more than 50 studies over the last decade and demonstrates a disturbing and consistent pattern: sexual orientation-based and gender identity discrimination is a common occurrence in many workplaces across the country. Surveys of GLBT individuals, studies of the sexual orientation earnings gap, and controlled experiments all provide evidence of discriminatory treatment.
This report from the League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund, Survey of the Election Process in Texas, discusses the findings of local Leagues regarding the efficiency of polling stations during elections. It details statistics regarding voter education, election workers, vote counting, and voter access. It urges increased funding for elections, uniform standards in voter registration, and full compliance with federal voting laws.
This excerpt, from an American Psychiatric Association manual in 1973, shows when the APA went from considering homosexuality itself a mental disorder, and instead substituted it with Sexual Orientation Disturbance, which is the condition of a homosexuals who either are disturbed by, in conflict with, or wish to change their sexual orientation.