Equal Treatment for the LGBT Community Can Spur Economic Development


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According to Economist Lee Badgett, equality and fair treatment for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community can benefit economies from Virginia to India.

Badgett, in cooperation with the World Bank, will be analyzing the concept of homophobia as a predicament to development in emerging markets. The World Bank is also working on a new initiative that addresses social inclusion to help end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity.

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Federal Programs Related to - Lesbian & Gay Rights

Programs that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of individuals who are gay or lesbian.

    Federal Programs Related to - Regional Economic Development

    Programs that provide technical assistance, venture capital, loans, loan guarantees or other forms of management support to encourage the establishment and growth of business and industry in a particular region of the United States.

    Federal Programs Related to - Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other

    Programs that focus on protecting and promoting the broad civil rights and civil liberties of individuals and work to change public policy and opinion in a variety of areas.

    See also: +COMMON CODE Advocacy (**B); Hate Crimes Prevention (I02.07); Housing Discrimination (I05.08); Voter Services (W08.05)

    Federal Programs Related to - Community Economic Development

    Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses.

    Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones



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