Research & Advocacy

CLEAR produces research & reporting about the economic well-being and financial capacities of LGBTQ consumers, families, businesses, nonprofits and communities, so public and public solutions are informed by on-the-ground information about real-world challenges facing LGBTQ communities day-to-day and are data-driven instead of driven by marketing assumptions and myths about the economic lives of LGBTQ people.


The Economic Well-Being of LGBT Adults in the U.S. in 2019

In The Economic Well-Being of LGBT Adults in the U.S. in 2019, the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research (CLEAR) analyzes data from the Federal Reserve’s 2019 Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking to create a detailed picture of the financial experiences of LGBT adults before the COVID-19 pandemic. The report finds evidence of…

Shut Down & Shut Out

In Shut Down & Shut Out: Access to Financial Services and Online Payments for Sex Workers in the U.S., the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research (CLEAR) examines the issues and effects of account closures and denials by financial companies on sex workers and adult professionals, with the stories of sixty-four sex workers and…

Fact Sheets

Check out these fast fact sheets about LGBTQ wealth gaps and the need for fair & equal financial services and economic access for LGBTQ households, organizations, and communities.


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