June 22, 2022
Last month, the USDA announced a policy to improve equitable access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP by including discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the prohibition against sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Watch the video.
FRAC’s SNAP Deputy Director, Andrew Cheyne, was joined by Vicky Negus, Policy Advocate at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute to discuss the implications of this policy, and what else can be done to provide more equitable SNAP access for the LGBTQIA+ community.
- USDA Improves Equitable SNAP Access for LGBTQIA+, Advocates Can Help Combat Disparities in Hunger and Food Access (May 20, 2022) Blog by Andrew Cheyne
- Food Insufficiency Among Transgender Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 2022) from the Williams Institute
- Tell Your Member of Congress to Support the Close the Meal Gap Act FRAC Action Network