The Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ Communities of Color
In partnership with PSB Research, the Human Rights Campaign has been tracking the impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ community. Previous reports have demonstrated the disproportionate impact the virus is having on LGBTQ people in the United States: they are more likely to have become unemployed, more likely to have their work hours cut, are more likely to feel that their personal finances are in worse shape, and are more likely to be taking steps to actively prepare for the virus.
The following research brief builds upon past data to show how LGBTQ people of color are disproportionatley affected by the pandemic economically. Members of the community are at a higher risk of encountering many of the economic setbacks already experienced by the greater LGBTQ population at large, including unemployment, reduced hours and difficulty paying bills.