This entry describes poverty in the LGBTQ population, including what we know about poverty rates, the factors that influence poverty in these populations, the ways that systemic inequalities shape inequality, recent research about LGBTQ people living in poverty, and LGBTQ poverty in the global context. Summarizing and explaining poverty in the LGBTQ population is challenging for two reasons. First, the term poverty carries different meanings depending on who is using it—for example, government agencies or researchers. Second, the LGBTQ population is not a homogeneous group. Gender and sexual-identity differences, as well as other characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, ability status, family composition, citizenship status, and geographic location, are all connected to poverty and resources. Here, the term LGBTQ population is used when referencing general ...

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