We are proud to fiscally sponsor the Religious Exemption Accountability Project (REAP). This groundbreaking program empowers queer, trans and non-binary students at more than 200 taxpayer-funded religious schools that actively discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/ expression.
In 2021, REAP made waves across the country by filing a class action lawsuit against the US Department of Education on behalf of 40 plaintiffs from more than 25 evangelical & LDS colleges in 18 states. The lawsuit, Hunter vs. Department of Education, calls on the government to nullify the religious exemption to Title IX that allows widespread discrimination against LGBTQI students at faith-based colleges and universities.
Through civil rights litigation, storytelling, oral history, research and public policy, REAP works towards a world where LGBTQI students on all campuses are treated with safety and respect.
Join the campaign and learn more about the project on their website: