Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Understanding LGBT Inequities in America Today, Pt. I

April 1, 2015

Even as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and issues receive greater national attention, discrimination lingers. LGBT people are fighting for rights, respect and recognition, while LGBT children are increasingly at the center of policy discussions in classrooms, sports teams and religious institutions.

In “Stand Up and Be Counted: A Call to LGBT Individuals and Allies,” Rice University Professor Michelle Hebl argues that the passage of protective laws and the eradication of sexual orientation discrimination will be enhanced when more LGBT individuals and allies speak out. She discusses various ways the LGBT community experiences formal and subtle discrimination.

Dr. Michelle Hebl, Professor of Psychology, Rice University