Horizons: The Fight for LGBTQ Rights is Also the Fight for Economic Advancement

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    The fight for LGBTQ rights has both made tremendous progress in the past two decades and suffered painful and dangerous setbacks. Currently, there are active and ongoing efforts to restrict the liberties of queer individuals in classrooms, offices, and public spaces, with the ACLU tracking over 450 anti-LGBTQ bills across the country. We’ll discuss the state of the LGBTQ movement and see what lessons can drive economic advancement for queer learners and workers in today’s increasingly polarized society. We'll also examine what has been learned by this movement that can apply to the barriers and opportunities experienced by other groups.