Poverty in the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community

Publication Date: March 2009


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

Research Area: Population and demographics; Social conditions

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.