Being a person of color is challenging in the United States. Being part of the LGBTQ community can be difficult too. Recently released research examining the intersection of anti-LGBTQ discrimination and racial discrimination highlights the shockingly disproportionate harms inflicted on LGBTQ people of color. The National Black Coalition lead the report. The National Center for Lesbian Rights, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and Freedom for All Americans, in collaboration with the What We Know project a research portal at the Study of Inequality at Cornell University. It found overwhelmingly consensus that discrimination inflicts profound and significant harm on LGBTQ people of color in various areas. Race-based bias leads to great economic insecurity, poor physical and mental heath, and higher rates of suicidal thoughts.
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