Women who are LGBTQ have the same concerns as other women. They worry about finding and keeping good jobs, saving for the future, taking care of their children and families, and making ends meet. But America’s 5.1 million LGBTQ women face added challenges and worries not just because of their gender, but also because of who they are and whom they love. LGBTQ women of color, transgender women, bisexual women, and LGBTQ mothers face particular challenges.
This page contains resources addressing these specific disparities facing LGBTQ women, including an overview of LGBTQ girls in the juvenile justice system and a report highlighting the economic challenges for LGBTQ women.
January 2021 - This report outlines the ways in which the Equality Act is vital legislation not just for LGBTQ people, but also for women, people of color, and immigrants.
November 2020 - This brief highlights 10 actions the Biden administration can immediately start to ensure LGBTQ people and their families can be protected from discrimination.
June 2016 - LGBT and gender non-conforming girls, particularly girls of color, are drastically over-represented in the criminal justice system. This infographic highlights the unique experiences of LGBT and GNC girls with criminal justice systems.
March 2015 - Due to discriminatory laws and stigma, LGBT women face lower pay, frequent harassment, compromised access to health care, and heightened violence. As a result, America’s 5.1 million LGBT women are among the most at risk of poverty in America.