Data in the report emphasized the intersections of the black racial identity with sexual orientation and gender identity, revealing:
■Families headed by black same-sex couples are more likely to raise their children in poverty.
■Black lesbians are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases.
■Black gay and transgender youth are more likely to end up homeless and living on the streets.
CAP recommends overcoming these issues with a policy agenda that “seeks to understand and tackle the structural barriers—discriminatory systems, conditions and institutions around socioeconomic status, race, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity—that perpetuate negative economic, health, and other life outcomes among this population.”
The report also suggests gay policy priorities, like marriage equality, underserve many populations within the LGBT community.
“Despite significant gains in securing basic rights for LGBT Americans over the past decade, the quality of life for black gay and transgender Americans has remained virtually unchanged,”
Aisha Moodie-Mills, CAP advisor on LGBT policy and racial justice, wrote in a statement.
“Marriage equality is vital to overall progress, but marriage alone is not a silver bullet to reduce the disparities black gay and transgender populations face.”
In the report, CAP made the following recommendations to overcome issues faced by the people of color in the LGBT community:
CAP recommendations for addressing economic insecurity
■Adopt inclusive family policies and safety net programs.
■Pass housing anti-discrimination laws.
■Take a comprehensive federal approach to gay and transgender youth homelessness.
■Make consumer financial protection a priority.
■Pass employee non-discrimination laws.
■Support gay and transgender entrepreneurs.
■Legally recognize same-sex relationships.
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