In partnership with PSB Insights, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has been tracking the economic impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ community. While previous data spoke to the impact of COVID-19 on Black LGBTQ people, LGBTQ people of color, and transgender people, new data demonstrates the unique economic impact of COVID-19 specifically on Latinx LGBTQ communities.
Latinx LGBTQ people are employed in some of the industries most highly affected by the pandemic. Many are frontline workers. Close to one-fifth of nursing assistants, slaughterers and meatpackers, industrial truck operators and correctional officers are Latinx and roughly 28% of LGBTQ adults work in food service, restaurants, retail or hospitals. Latinx communities have also experienced significant losses since the onset of the virus. As of September 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control reported that nearly 21% of provisional death counts involving the coronavirus disease have been Latinx individuals, who make up nearly 19% of the United States populous.