A decade of change: LGBTQ equality report shows leaps forward amid a backlash

LGBTQ supporters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 8, 2019, as the justices hear three challenges from New York, Michigan and Georgia involving workers who claim they were fired because they were gay or transgender. | Jack Gruber, USA TODAY

By Susan Miller

LGBTQ rights have come a long way in the U.S. But the community still faces threats in the form of legalization, discrimination and even violence. Just the FAQs, USA TODAY

In 2010, no states outlawed conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors, forbid health insurers from excluding transgender-related coverage or offered gender neutral options on licenses and birth certificates.

Ten years later at the dawn of a new decade, roughly 20 states have these protections in place. Breakthroughs? Or […]


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