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  • How are LGBTQ people treated by law enforcement?

    Stefan Vogler standing in front of a Pride flag

    Despite efforts by police to improve relations with LGBTQ+ communities, these individuals reported higher levels of verbal abuse and other forms of mistreatment compared with heterosexual people in a survey that was the basis of a recent American Civil Liberties Union research report co-written by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign sociology professor Stefan Vogler.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s note: To contact Stefan Vogler, email

    The report “Policing Progress: Findings from a National Survey of LGBTQ+ People’s Experiences with Law Enforcement” is available online.