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The New Now Executive Summary

Working Together for Social Change

The recent victories related to the rights of LGBT people have been astounding. The success on LGBT issues, especially marriage equality, is often attributed to a coordinated, unwavering, laser-sharp focus on changing policy at both the state and federal levels. So it is interesting that a different approach is also evolving where LGBT advocates and organizations are working to address multiple and overlapping issues, such as immigrant rights, worker issues, and criminalization. The move towards understanding and creating strategies that reflect an intersectional approach is increasingly seen as the new frontier of LGBT rights.

The New Now: Working Together for Social Change report examines how two states are building power on LGBT issues by integrating a larger set of concerns into their approach. As opposed to focusing only on a single issue, this method broadens the vision and tactics used for making change by examining how different issues intersect and interact.

Findings in this brief, along with many other key insights, will be discussed in a full report soon to be released.

Movement Building Frances Kunreuther ideology intersectionality LGBT Sean Thomas-Breitfeld