Agatha is an ally and believes in full equality for the LGBTQ+ community. Despite what a vast majority of Americans believe and support1, federal laws still do not prohibit2 discrimination based on sexual-orientation and gender-identity
In 2017, 17.4% of hate crime victims were targeted3 because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. A majority4 of transgender victims of violence are transgender women of color. Transgender individuals face discrimination from health insurers, the prison system, and are even being prohibited from serving in the United States military.
Only 21 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia explicitly prohibit5 unfairly fired, not hiring, or discriminating against people on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. 44% of LGBTQ+ people live6 in states that do not have laws prohibiting housing discrimination based on sexual-orientation and gender-identity.