Tell Congress to #FightLGBTQPoverty in COVID Recovery Legislation

Tell Congress to #FightLGBTQPoverty in COVID Recovery Legislation

LGBTQ+ people were disproportionately afflicted with poverty before March 2020, and the pandemic has exacerbated this. One in five LGBTQ+ people in the U.S. lived in poverty before the pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic, two-thirds of LGBTQ+ households have suffered a loss of employment—and two-thirds have suffered one or more serious financial problems.

Call on Congress to enact comprehensive solutions in the COVID-19 recovery bills to address the intersecting crises of public health, housing, poverty, and racial injustice afflicting LGBTQ+ people, and to invest in infrastructure to support and strengthen LGBTQ+ communities by:

  • Advancing LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination protections
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ people and their families
  • Investing in home and community health services
  • Enacting LGBTQ+ inclusive family & medical leave
  • Expanding affordable housing and homeownership
  • Investing in LGBTQ+ workers and small businesses
  • Raising revenues through progressive tax policies

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