Report: LGBT Americans more likely to live in poverty

  • metta

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    Sep 30, 2014 2:53 PM GMT
    Report: LGBT Americans more likely to live in poverty

    "The annual income of households of gay couples with children who live in states without same-sex marriage is on average $8,912 less than those of opposite-sex couples and their children. This gap narrows to only $689 in states where gays and lesbians are able to legally marry."

    - See more at: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/09/29/report-lgbt-americans-likely-live-poverty/
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    Sep 30, 2014 4:40 PM GMT
    I would be interested to know why this is the case. Maybe they think that gay people won't be raising children so don't need the money (I know in this example they did use gay people with children)?

    I have noticed that in lots of companies, especially smaller ones, the actual duties people carry out and their job titles vary so much that promotions and pay rises are handed out almost completely independently of who does certain difficult, prestigious or undesirable tasks. I got a reputation for being hardworking and reliable which can be a millstone around your neck.

    Perhaps if I had a sob story of an expensive wedding, expensive children or whatever I would get paid more. Instead as a young(ish) single guy they assume I will spend any pay rise on alcohol (I drink about once every 2 or 3 months).
  • FRE0

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    Sep 30, 2014 7:55 PM GMT
    Such simple statists do not paint the whole picture. Rather than simply stating average income, it would be better to have a graph of income distribution. It may be that LGBT couples are over represented at both ends of the income scale.
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    Oct 01, 2014 1:14 AM GMT
    Apples and Oranges, being gay is not related to being a demisexual.

    Aliens are more likely to live on another planet.

    It's illegal for an employer to discuss sex during a job interview so why are applicants advertising their sexuality.

    Common sense needs to prevail:

    If you are applying for an office or retail job, you don't go to the interview shirtless, barefoot and wearing a thong.

    If you apply for a job at the NAACP, the Jewish Defense League, or The White House cover up your swastika tattoos.

    If you apply for a job at the Washington Blade, don't wear a crucifix, American Flag pin or volunteer that you're a KKK member.
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    Oct 01, 2014 5:06 AM GMT
    metta8 saidReport: LGBT Americans more likely to live in poverty

    "The annual income of households of gay couples with children who live in states without same-sex marriage is on average $8,912 less than those of opposite-sex couples and their children. This gap narrows to only $689 in states where gays and lesbians are able to legally marry."

    - See more at: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/09/29/report-lgbt-americans-likely-live-poverty/
    So let me understand the future of our country: If you are a gay or lesbian human you will be poor, and if you are a single white female or black female or latino female or Asian female and you hate nerdy guys and love guys who are "bad" or headed for prison you will be poor? So the only people left in America who will live life with money or happiness or security are straight women or men who appreciate and are turned on by highly educated guys who are not "bad boys?" Damn! Who could've ever predicted that the world would come to this? That guys like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs (the nerdy straight or gay smart guys apparently) might actually be people its okay to be with. I'm shocked at the findings now discovered by researchers on American culture. But I like the "bad boys" the best personally. I might be poor living with them, but damn they give me excitement in my life while I'm poor and living on the street. I love our country so much! lol. There has never been a country like ours in the history of the world. We are unique in the annals of history! Cool.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 01, 2014 11:42 PM GMT

    Gays and Lesbians as a demographic group will never be as impoverished as blacks, Hispanics, and Native American Indians. I don't buy all this bullshit that gays and lesbians tend to live in poverty. I have yet to meet any gay man living in poverty, most are quite well off.
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    Oct 02, 2014 4:45 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    Gays and Lesbians as a demographic group will never be as impoverished as blacks, Hispanics, and Native American Indians. I don't buy all this bullshit that gays and lesbians tend to live in poverty. I have yet to meet any gay man living in poverty, most are quite well off.
    You're a smart guy. You see this is why you always want people who have had experience in life making important decisions about real life things. I love responding to this guy's threads though because he is one of the few people I have ever met who can walk delicately between haterism and human decency so that you can never quite tell which side of the line he is truly on. He is fascinating to me. I'm spiritually more akin to God's angels like Raphael, emotionally, so I really like watching this guy do his thing in his thread posts. He is teaching me a lot that I didn't know before about human nature. He's awesome in his skills of deception. I'm impressed with him actually.