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State: End transgender health insurance discrimination

— The News Journal | Jen Rini Delaware bans insurance companies from excluding coverage for transgender residents Delaware has become the 15th state to ban insurance companies from limiting or excluding health care coverage for transgender people.department’s website. Companies also cannot impose different health insurance premiums or rates based on a person’s gender identity. Private […]

Groundbreaking report reveals high rate of employment discrimination against transgender job applicants

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 WASHINGTON – The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights (OHR) today released a report showing employers appeared to prefer less-qualified applicants over more-qualified transgender applicants in 48 percent of tests that received a response from the employer. The high rate of employment discrimination was calculated after 200 cover letters and resumes […]

African American/Black LGBT Community Survey® Reports on the attitudes and consumer behavior of more than 2000 participants

Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) has released a breakthrough report on the attitudes and consumer behaviors of over 2,000 African American / Black LGBT residents of the United States. The study, produced in partnership with the Center for Black Equity, focused on participants who interact with media, events and organizations representing the African American / […]

Poverty in the LGBT community

Washington Blade –Lou Chibbaro Jr. As the 50th anniversary of the U.S. war on poverty launched by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 is commemorated this year, LGBT advocates are pointing to little noticed studies showing that the rate of poverty in the LGBT community is higher than that of the general population. In a […]