Youth | Discrimination | National Resources
- In all six New England states there are explicit laws protecting you from discrimination based on your actual or perceived sexual orientation, HIV status or sex in employment, housing, credit and public accommodations, like restaurants, public transportation or stores.
- Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont law also prohibit discrimination based on your actual or perceived gender identity in employment, housing, credit and public accommodations. Massachusetts law prohibits discrimination based on your actual or perceived gender identity in employment, housing, credit and services.
- Even where there is no explicit gender identity protection, you may still be protected using a different characteristic like sex, sexual orientation or disability.
- Federal law sometimes provides additional protections.
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LGBTQ+ youth should have the support and freedom they need to be themselves and thrive as part of their communities.
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Every young person, including LGBTQ+ youth, deserves to learn, grow, and thrive in a safe school environment.
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