Tidal Wave: LGBT Poverty and Hardship in a Time of Economic Crisis

Jan 01, 2010
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LGBT poverty and economic hardship is pervasive. Many of us know it first hand. At the time of this writing, no fully representative data on LGBT poverty exists that takes into account the complexities of race, age, immigration status, disability and other factors that have clear economic impact. But we do know that there is no monolithic "gay" experience of poverty. People of color, transgender/gender nonconforming people, women, youth, and people with disabilities experience a disproportionate amount of poverty and economic hardship in queer communities