When the Rainbow is Not Enough (2019 Census)

Black Futures Lab, run by Alicia Garza (one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter), did a census of Black LGBTQ+ Americans in 2019 to ask about their lives, housing opportunities, and economic standing. Read what they found here.

 ““Too often, Black LGBTQ+ people are perceived as distinct and separate from the larger Black community and defined more by their sexual orientation than their race,” said Alicia Garza, principal at the Black Futures Lab and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. “In fact, LGBTQ+ respondents prioritize the same concerns as the rest of the Black community and face triple consciousness: violence and discrimination based not only on race but gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.””

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