The battle for LGBTQ rights isn’t over yet
While 82 percent of same-sex couples are part of the labor force, only 29 percent of LGBTQ adults are thriving financially. In fact, one in five LGBTQ people who are living alone make less than $12,000 per year. Those numbers are even starker for people with compounding oppressions: one-third of black transgender and gender-nonconforming people report incomes of less than $10,000 per year.
And, of course, there’s the ever-depressing statistics about homelessness in young LGBTQ folk.