Discrimination Causes Disproportionate Harm on LGBTQ People of Color, Research Finds

Discrimination causes disproportionate harm on LGBTQ people of color, according to a research brief by the What We Know Project at Cornell University.

122815 Lgbtq 1 E1623949497580“This research brief makes clear the tangible harms that discrimination inflicts on LGBTQ people of color, and the urgent need  for public policy that reflects what the research tells us about  how we can reduce those harms,” said Dr. Nathaniel Frank, the study’s author.

Notable findings include that LGBTQ people are more likely than non-LGBTQ people to be people of color (POCs); LGBTQ POCs are more likely to face discrimination than non-LGBTQ people and LGBTQ white people; Black LGBT Americans are more likely to suffer economic insecurity than Black non-LGBT Americans; and LGBTQ POCs have disproportionate odds of suicidality, linked to discrimination.