Federal agencies, states, and municipalities have collected disaggregated SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity) data for several years. Yet, the legal academy makes little effort to quantify the LGBTQI(A) presence at law schools. The lack of information about these marginalized populations invites Title IX complaints and litigation. Given Title IX’s substantive equity mandate, which protects transgender persons, SOGI data must be collected and disaggregated so that law schools can develop efficient policies to help transgender students and faculty realize formal equality and substantive equity and also prepare cisgender and heterosexual students for diverse client pools.
The death penalty is an issue that affects the LGBT community and that hate crime legislation is not helpful to advancing the interests of the community.
Advocates should use existing medical protocols and legal doctrines to assist transgender adolescents in accessing necessary sex reassignment treatment.
A transgender student's expression of her gender identity, including through the use of gender consistent bathrooms, is First Amendment protected speech,
In the mid-1980s, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights activists recognized the need for a safe haven for victimized LGBT youth and established the Harvey Milk High School in New York City.