Where in Michigan are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) protected from discrimination?
See our list here: Cities with non-discrimination ordinances
What has the Michigan Department of Civil Rights said?
See its report: Report on LGBT Inclusion under Michigan Law With Recommendations for Action
How are local non-discrimination ordinances implemented?
“In short, it’s business as usual after a locality has decided to add these protections for LGBT people.”
From the Williams Institute: An Evaluation of Local Laws Requiring Government Contractors to Adopt Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action Policies to Protect LGBT Employees
Where can I learn more about gay and transgender people in the workplace, and discrimination?
Check out this resource from the U.S. Office of Personel Management: Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Individuals in the Federal Workplace
MPIPP, the Michigan Project for Informed Public Policy, has released a resource on housing and employment discrimination.
Read findings from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey.
The Human Rights Campaign has also released a white paper on how to make the workplace more equitable for transgender people.
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Check out the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s “National Transgender Discrimination Survey – Preliminary Findings on Employment and Economic Insecurity.” The survey is the first national survey of transgender people.
The Center for American Progress has released: “The Costly Business of Discrimination: The Economic Costs of Discrimination and the Financial Benefits of Gay and Transgender Equality in the Workplace.”
Check out the Williams Institute’s case for non-discrimination workplace policies: “Economic Motives for Adopting LGBT-Related Workplace Policies.”
Where can I learn more about gay and transgender people and housing discrimination?
The Michigan Fair Housing Centers have released “Sexual Orientation and Housing Discrimination in Michigan.”
HUD shows details on housing discrimination in this report.
And check out “Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth: An epidemic of homelessness”, a report of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute.
The Williams Institute has also released “The Cost of Employment and Housing Discrimination against Transgender Residents of New York.”
Which cities in Michigan have taken a stand for fairness and equality?
From Unity Michigan: List of cities standing against HB 4770/4771 and HB 5039
What about federal-level protections for gay and transgender people?
Right now, there is no federal–or statewide–law protecting gay and transgender people from discrimination. But the New Beginning Initiative has tracked other federal departmental sexual orientation and gender identity policy changes here.
And the National Fair Housing Alliance has studied “Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs—Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity; Proposed Rule.”
For a comprehensive look at every major resource around employment non-discrimination read the resources here (from the Center for American Progress, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Williams Institute).