Recent research shows the likelihood of LGBTQ+ adults living in poverty is greater than their cisgender, straight peers in part due to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. The challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people when seeking employment have widened the income gap, with full time LGBTQ+ workers earning approximately 90 cents for every dollar earned by an average worker, and LGBTQ+ women earning just 79 cents for every dollar earned by men. [..]
Click here to read the full piece. This story was originally published by Queer Forty on July 11, 2023.