FAQ

Maybe there are some things you simply don’t know or have never had the opportunity to ask. Find the answers to your questions and more below.

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What does LGBT stand for?


What does it mean for someone to be gay?


What does it mean for someone to be a lesbian?


What does it mean for someone to be bisexual?


What does it mean for someone to be transgender?


Now that LGBT Americans are able to get married, isn’t everyone equal?


What kinds of discrimination do LGBT Americans face?


Is it really legal to discriminate against LGBT Americans in the United States? How?


How does this affect me if I’m not an LGBT person?


I know someone who is LGBT, and I don’t understand how discrimination affects them. How can I learn more about their experience?


Where can I get more information about issues facing LGBT Americans?


What can I do to help?


Resources

Ad Council

The Ad Council endeavors to improve the lives of all Americans through public service advertising.

The Gill Foundation

The Gill Foundation seeks to secure equal opportunity for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

Movement Advancement Project

MAP uses rigorous research, insight, and analysis to help speed equality for LGBT people. See MAP’s data on issues affecting LGBT Americans.

Freedom for All Americans

Freedom for All Americans is a bipartisan campaign to secure comprehensive non-discrimination protections for all LGBT Americans. Sign up for updates to learn how you can help ensure equal treatment for all Americans.

Explore the map for LGBT stories & facts from each of the 31 discriminatory states.

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