Economic disparities[ edit ] The current federal law, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , prohibits employment discrimination. The federal law specifies no discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. The current federal law does not specify sexual orientation. There is legislation currently being proposed to congress known as the ENDA Employment Non-Discrimination Act that would include hindering discrimination based on sexual orientation too. However, current policies do not protect sexual orientation and affect the employment rates as well as LGBT individual's incomes and overall economic status. The alone Black people in the United States of America as of the consensus is 14,, people.
An Introduction Share this Filed under: From trailblazing pioneers such as openly gay novelist James Baldwin and transgender rights activist Marsha P. Johnson , to modern-day heroes such as actress Laverne Cox and basketball star Jason Collins , LGBTQ African Americans have made enormous contributions to the ongoing fight for social, racial and economic justice. LGBTQ African Americans are disproportionately young and disproportionately female, and nearly one-third of all African American same-sex couples are raising children.
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