Communities of Color

People of color who are also LGBTQ+ face a unique set of challenges based on their experience at the intersection of two marginalized communities in our society.

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Elections, Laws & Legislation, State & Local Policy, Communities of Color

LGBTQ+ Voting Barriers

Last Updated: February 11, 2022Results from the 2019 LGBTQ+ Voter Experience Study
LGBTQ+ adults in the United States voted at record rates in the 2020 election. However, this masks the…

Workplace, Communities of Color, Transgender

Understanding Poverty in the LGBTQ+ Community

Poverty generally refers to a lack of basic necessities, resources and income, though its exact definition is often widely debated and measured in a variety of ways. A common way…

Communities of Color

Modeling Inclusion: HBCUs and LGBTQ+ Support

The Human Rights Campaign partnered with The Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions to release ‘Modeling Inclusion: HBCUs and LGBTQ+ Support,” a research brief examining the ground-breaking steps that Historically…

Transgender, Communities of Color

Seven Things About Transgender People That You Didn't Know

While issues facing transgender and non-binary communities have recently received greater attention from the public, policymakers and government officials, we’ve been around for centuries in cultures and history as early…

Health & Aging, Communities of Color, Transgender, HIV & Health Equity

Research on LGBTQ+ People and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last Updated 8/18/22
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, HRC Foundation has been actively engaged in research to monitor and understand the impact of the pandemic on…

HIV & Health Equity, Communities of Color, Coming Out, College

Safe Sex and Beating the Odds

Taking precautions against HIV doesn’t mean you should be ashamed of your sexuality or not enjoy sex - you can love your body and stay safe.