A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that 21.6 percent of LGBT people in the U.S. experience poverty, compared to 15.7 percent of cisgender straight people. M.V. Lee Badgett, a former CRF scholar, was the lead author on this study and a Williams Institute Distinguished Scholar. Badgett stated, "Our study shows that all subpopulations of LGBT people fare the same or worse than cisgender straight people. As a whole, LGBT people have at least 15 percent higher odds of being poor than cisgender straight people."
Read more about the study here.