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Legislature President Biden Signs Executive Order Advancing Equity for LGBTQI+ Individuals

On June 15, 2022, President Biden signed Executive Order 14075 (Order), “Advancing Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Individuals” in order to combat the systemic discrimination and barriers that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) individuals have historically faced. It directs a number of federal departments and offices, including the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Education, and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to take steps to reduce disparities and increase equity for the LGBTQI+ community. These actions are critical, especially as they pertain to homelessness — according to a brief from the UCLA School of Law, LGBTQI+ people are experiencing homelessness over their lifetimes at a rate of more than twice that of the general population.

Some highlights from the Order include:

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