Why Black Gay and Transgender Americans Need More Than Marriage Equality

“Liberty and justice for all is not yet a reality in America. Despite the election of our nation’s first African American president, black Americans continue to trail behind their white counterparts in education, employment, and overall health and wellbeing. And while some states and the federal government continue to expand protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, more than half of all states still deny them basic civil rights. Such systemic inequities render people of color who are also gay and transgender among the most vulnerable in our society.”

So begins an article by the Center of American Progress in response to a new report on the state of black gay and transgendered people in America. The article discusses the inequalities discovered in the report, as well as the proposed policy initiatives to make change. Read the whole report here.

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