Protecting the LGBTQ+ Community
The Identified Concern:
Members of the LGBTQ+ community are being forced out of traditional nuclear family households due to sexual orientation or Gender identity
Homeless LGBTQ+ members are being subject to Human Trafficking
Mental Health concerns are being ignored due to stress, increasing Suicidal thoughts, and tendencies.
Transgender youth are being denied the opportunity to join organized sports and are missing out on that important sense of community and engagement.
Our Proposed Solutions:
LGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness
Increase funding for and require Continuum of Care to provide dedicated short term housing facilities for LGBTQ+ Youth
Increase funding and outreach effects to households with members that identify as LGBTQ+ to encourage increased acceptance with the aim of keeping families together and LGBTQ+ youth off the streets.
Gender Identity added to anti-discrimination laws
Codify and protect Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity into law based on Supreme Court Case Bostic vs Clayton County, GA.
Encourage all states to adopt Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity non-discrimination laws by tieing it to essential funding.
Update Fair Housing Act to include protections for the LGBTQ+ community
Codifying a National Sports Policy that allows Youth to participate in sports associated with their Gender Identity
Require all states to implement robust anti-bullying protocols and make counseling services available to anyone in need.
How would we pay for this?
Reappropriate existing funds where possible, should any additional funds be needed it will be incorporated into the budgeting bill in a way that does not increase National Debt.