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LGBT Resources: Policy

LGBTQ Policy


Serving in the Military: It's Complicated

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Transgender persons in the military were legally allowed to serve openly in 2016 as the transgender ban was repealed by President Barack Obama (See Sage Fox and DoD Instruction 1300.28, archived). In 2017 Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. Government would not .....

In 2017 the Defense Health Agency approved payment fort the first sex reassignment surgery for an active-duty service member.

LGBT Stats

Facts and figures about the LGBT community from Williams Institute policy analysts and social scientists. A snapshot of our high-quality research with real-world relevance.

LGBT Statistics Tool developed by the UCLA School of Law Williams Institute.

American Medical Association

"The American Medical Association (AMA) supports the equal rights, privileges and freedom of all individuals and opposes discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, disability, ethnic origin, national origin or age."

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"Sexual orientation and gender identity are integral aspects of the AMA communities and AMA policies on LGBTQ issues that work to inform individuals about LGBTQ discrimination and abuse. AMA’s policies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s rights represent a multiplicity of identities and issues." American Medical Association

Legal Organizations Supporting LGBTQIA

The Williams Institute is dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy.  A think tank at UCLA Law, the Williams Institute produces high-quality research with real-world relevance and disseminates it to judges, legislators, policymakers, media and the public.