YOUR VOTE PROTECTS THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY
- 27 states don’t have legislation that protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.
- 261 pieces of legislation at the federal level and 267 at the state level in 2019-2020 related to LGBTQ+ issues
You can make your voice heard on LGBTQ+ issues. We’ve made it easier than ever to do exactly that. Scroll down to take action and ensure that you vote with Pride!
If your name doesn’t match what’s on your IDYour voter registration gender marker and name needs to match your State ID. For 378,000 voting-eligible transgender people, that can make voting at the polls uncomfortable, and incongruous with their lived identity.
IF YOU'RE NOT COMFORTABLE VOTING IN PERSONWhether it’s because of COVID or you’re one of the 33% of transgender people who don’t have IDs to match their lived identity and would rather not have to present that ID , your state may allow you to vote by mail.
If you're experiencing homelessnessIt can be confusing to register and vote without a home address. 40% of youth experiencing homelessness are LGBTQ+, and 1 in 5 transgender people will experience homelessness at some point during their lives. Know that even if you are experiencing homelessness, you still have voting rights.
Go to page 17 for your state's laws
If you’re formerly incarceratedLGBTQ+ people are three times as likely to be incarcerated as the general population. Additionally, 300,000 gay and transgender youth are arrested and/or detained each year, of which more than 60% are black or Latino. Whether or not you have been incarcerated, your vote can advocate for those who have been.
use your voice to help others and other resources
Text Pride to 40649 to register to vote or check your voter registration.
Register to work the polls on election day. Click here.
Support The Ally Coalition in empowering LGBTQ+ youth. Click here.
Ensure you have the proper ID for election day. Click here.
Learn about the work of the Trans Women of Color Collective. Click here.
Access publications and resources compiled by GLAAD. Click here.
Amplify LGBTQ+ Issues in your local community. Click here.
Update your ID before heading to the polls. Click here.
Support the largest LGBTQ+ organization for Black individuals. Click here.
Engage in your community with a PFLAG local chapter. Click here.
- Learn about impacts on the LGBTQ+ Community. Click here.