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Poverty in the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community

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Publication Date: March 2009

Author(s): Gary J. Gates; Alyssa Schneebaum; M.V. Lee Badgett; Randy Albelda

Funder(s): Arcus Foundation; Ford Foundation

Funder(s): Arcus Foundation; Ford Foundation

Topic: Population and demographics (Demography and census)
Social conditions (Poverty and homelessness)

Keywords: lesbian; bisexual; poverty; gay

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This report undertakes the first analysis of the poor and low-income lesbian, gay, and bisexual population. We find clear evidence that poverty is at least as common in the LGB population as among heterosexual people and their families.