Rhode Island Public Policy Advocates logoRhode Island Public Policy Advocates is a group of organizations from across the state coming together to build and strengthen connections, collaborate, and discuss LGBTQ+ advocacy priorities.

Open letter from Rhode Island organizations in opposition to pending anti-transgender bills



Pending Bills:

  • SB 2501 would ban transgender girls from playing school sports with their friends – Read the fact sheet
  • HB 7539 would censor what students can learn and talk about in school, including banning age-appropriate discussions of gender identity and sexual orientation
  • HB 7138/S 2516 would restrict schools’ ability to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all students, especially LGBTQ students
  • HB 7442 would lift restrictions on public funding for abortion care

Recent Legislative Achievements:

  • Change in treatment of certain discharges (RI Gen. Stat. § 30-18-3)
  • RI Uniform Parentage Act (SB 0789, HB 6707)
  • Fair Housing Practices Act (SB 563, HB 6125)
  • Gender Inclusive Restroom Act (HB 5741, SB 755)
  • An act relating to labor and labor relations – Fair Employment Practices (HB 5261, SB 0270)

About the Rhode Island Public Policy Advocates

At each convening, members gain:

  • New and strengthened relationships with RI advocates
  • A greater understanding of issues impacting LGBTQ+ people in RI
  • Opportunities for collaboration and partnerships

Rhode Island Public Policy Advocates member organizations:


To learn more or to sign your organization up to join the Rhode Island Public Policy Advocates, please contact GLAD’s Community Engagement Manager Qwin Mbabazi at qmbabazi@glad.org.