*Gay and transgender people of color face high rates of unemployment or underemployment.
*Gay and transgender peopele face overall lower rates of pay, higher rates of poverty, and a greater likelihood of being uninsured.
*Gay and transgender youth in these communities also experience lower educational attainment and higher rates of homelessness than their peers.
*Gays and transgender face unwelcoming school climates
*Gay and transgender face employment discrimination.
*Gays and transgender face outdated family policies—which bar gay and transgender parents from having legal relationships to their children and limit their access to safety net programs, family tax credits, and health insurance.
The list goes on. And The Center for American Progress makes a compelling, straight-forward argument on why, despite the narrative being force-fed to us mostly my middle-class gay white men, the fight for equality doesn't end - or even come close to beginning - with the right to marry the person whom you love, regardless of gender.
Of course, you won't see this on most mainstream gay publications because articles about the forty most influential people under forty in, say, The Advocate is sexy and sells copy. But we're long past the point where we can continue to ignore these issues and TCAP makes some compelling arguments about why and how we can address the great economic divide in our community.
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