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||Report details lives of LGBTs in rural areas
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The Movement Advancement Project ( MAP ) released a new report, "Where We Call Home: LGBT People in Rural America," which examines the structural differences in rural life and their unique impact on the estimated 2.9 million-3.8 million LGBT people in rural areas, who are both more vulnerable to discrimination and less able to respond to its harmful effects.
Among other challenges, rural LGBT people are less likely to have explicit nondiscrimination protections, are more likely to live in areas with religious exemption laws that may allow service providers to discriminate and have fewer alternatives when facing discrimination, as detailed in the new report.
"Where We Call Home: LGBT People in Rural America" is released in partnership with the Equality Federation, the National Black Justice Coalition and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
The full report is at www.lgbtmap.org/rural-lgbt .
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