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162,000 LGB and 9,000 transgender elderly people in California at high risk for COVID-19 illness

April 1, 2020 – An estimated 162,300 LGB and 9,000 transgender people age 65 and older live in California and are at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. The California Department of Public Health has associated high risk with people age 65 and older […]

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Study: Gender-identity inclusive nondiscrimination laws do not jeopardize safety in public bathrooms

Sept. 12, 2018 – A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that Massachusetts’ public accommodations nondiscrimination laws that include gender identity do not affect the number or frequency of criminal incidents in restrooms, locker rooms or changing rooms. In addition, reports of privacy and safety violations in these places […]

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LGBQ Youth Disproportionately Incarcerated in the U.S. Juvenile Justice System

LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2017– This time focused on youth in detention, a new study by scholars at the Williams Institute found that sexual minority youth are incarcerated at disproportionately high rates.  Once they are incarcerated they are more likely to be held for long periods of time and experience sexual victimization. “The rates of sexual victimization […]

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