If you live in a state like New York, then you're enjoying a host of legal protections that LGBTQ people across the nation do not have. In New York, there is legislation that protects the queer community from employment discrimination, hate crimes, bullying, and marriage inequality.
However, that legislative utopia is quite uncommon.
The existing patchwork of legal protections for LGBTQ people in the United States leaves millions subject to uncertainty and potential discrimination. That’s why the Human Rights Campaign is continuing the fight on the local, state and federal levels for full LGBTQ equality.
We encourage you to visit the Human Rights Campaign to see where your state stands on legal protections for queer people.