Data from the new study show, for example, that women make up a majority of the gay and transgender population, and people of color are more likely to identify as gay or transgender than whites. Gay and transgender women, and especially women of color, are also more likely to be raising children than their male counterparts. These data suggests that the “typical” gay and transgender family is likely battling sex and race discrimination in addition to the economic barriers unique to gay and transgender Americans. In other words, achieving social equality and economic security for these families cannot be accomplished by achieving only gay and transgender equality.
New Data Demonstrate the Unique Needs of Gay and Transgender Families | Center for American Progress
And of course, isn’t that new show ‘the new normal’ about two white cis gay men? hmph.
I wonder if people of color and women are more likely to come out because they don’t have as far to “fall”, so to speak, in terms of privilege, while white gay men are more likely to try to conform rather than risk losing their privilege?
(Source: americanprogress.org, via litteraenimoccidit)