Combating the myth of gay affluence — queer couples are more likely to be poor

Is one of these vests really worth $100 and another $10?

Is one of these vests really worth $100 and another $10?

Newsflash! Gay folks are not all richy rich. Is anyone really surprised by this study? It is supposedly the first of its kind but I have known for a long time that us fags don’t wear Prada because we all can afford it but because we sacrifice.

On a sidenote, as I was so elegantly reminded in San Francisco, high fashion still continues to rip off our cheaper trendsetting secondhand treasures and marking them up times 10…at least. Then H&M makes a less quality version and sells it for only twice what the original beat up pair of trousers cost. This is what capitalism is all about folks…

But enough of my bitching and back to the original point.

The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law today released a first-of-its-kind report that shows lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans are as likely, and in some cases more likely, to be poor than their heterosexual counterparts…

…Though poverty is on the rise among all Americans, the authors of the study — entitled Poverty in the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Community — suggest that unique social and political aspects of LGB life play a role in contributing to higher rates of poverty in this community, including vulnerability to employment discrimination, inability to marry and higher numbers of uninsured.

It constantly amazes me the simple things we need a study to prove, but I am glad this is coming to public attention. To check out the full study visit

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