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Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Releases First-Ever Report on Condition of LGBTQ+ People in the U.S.

On Thursday, December 15th, the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus released its Inaugural Report on the Condition of LGBTQ in the United States. The report covers a range of topics: education, healthcare, housing, and the economy. The information in this publication demonstrates that wide disparities continue to exist between LGBTQ+ people and their non-LGBTQ+ counterparts.

The LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus consists of 175 members, the largest in the 117th Congress. The report begins stating its intended purpose to “benchmark” the progress toward LGBTQ+ equality in a message from the chair of the caucus, Representative David Cicilline. Within this message he states the following:

This report is meant to establish a benchmark of where we are in the fight for true lived equality for LGBTQ+ peopleā€”a benchmark by which we can measure our progress in the years to come. Unfortunately, as this report shows, we are not starting in a great place, as LGBTQ+ people continue to face worse outcomes than their non-LGBTQ+ counterparts in key areas of life.

Representative David Cicilline, Chair of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus

The report includes a confluence of surveys and statistics on each category. The LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus’s publication also advocates for the Equality Act, the Respect for Marriage Act, and other reforms.

U.S. Congress, LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, “Inaugural Report on the Condition of LGBTQ+ People in the United States” (December 15, 2022)

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