Study: Gays Going Hungry

Study: Gays Going Hungry

There are 15 comments on the EDGE story from Feb 20, 2014, titled Study: Gays Going Hungry. In it, EDGE reports that:

New research from the Williams Institute shows 2.4 million LGBT adults experienced a time in the last year when they did not have enough money to feed themselves or their families.

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Troy

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Feb 20, 2014
Because they trade their food stamps in for booze and smokes.

Why don't they get off welfare and find jobs?
Troy

Las Vegas, NV

#2 Feb 20, 2014
FTA
Here are some of its key findings:

More than one in five LGB adults aged 18 to 44 used food stamps in the past year.

More than one in eight same-sex couples used food stamps in the past year.

More than one in four same-sex couples raising biological, adopted, or step children under age 18 used food stamps.

Rates of food insecurity are higher for LGBT adults when compared to heterosexual adults across several national surveys, and across gender, age, racial/ethnic, and education level groups. After taking these factors into account:

LGBT adults are 1.7 times more likely than non-LGBT adults to not have had enough money to feed themselves or their family in the past year.

LGB adults aged 18 to 44 are 1.3 times more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to receive food stamps.

Same-sex couples are 1.7 times more likely than different-sex couples to receive food stamps.

LGB adults aged 18 to 44 raising children are 1.8 times more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to receive food stamps.

Same-sex couples raising biological, adopted, or step children under age 18 are 2.1 times more likely than comparable different-sex couples to receive food stamps.
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KEEP QUEERS AWAY FROM KIDS!!!!!!!!!!
Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Feb 20, 2014
Troy wrote:
Because
We'll fix those inequities and make it as trivial to be glbt as it is to be heterosexual, but you'll always be a sexually disordered closet case.
Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Feb 20, 2014
Troy wrote:
Because they trade their food stamps in for booze and smokes.

Why don't they get off welfare and find jobs?
We take anything that's free. Food stamps, young d!ck, anything.
Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Feb 20, 2014
Pierre wrote:
As long as there is feces and semen queers will never go hungry.
Don't knock it till you try it.
Campy

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Feb 20, 2014
"Study: Gays Going Hungry"

Yet the gays produce "polls" which show that gays enjoy greater earning power than straights. In fact, they produce "polls" which show homosexuals to be superior to straights in every category.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#9 Feb 20, 2014
Where did they get these numbers ?

Anybody have a link to the study itself?
david traversa

Argentina

#10 Feb 21, 2014
The bigots above tell us how much they care for the wellfare of children and yet they exult in the fact children of gays are going hungry .. In fact an alarming number of children are not only going hungry but are being murdered every day in senseless wars and conflicts promoted by guess who ? Our heterosexual fellow-beings . Of course they deem it best no to even touch on the subject ..
david traversa

Argentina

#12 Feb 21, 2014
" not to even touch on the subject " , sorry ..
James

Culver City, CA

#13 Feb 21, 2014
david traversa wrote:
The bigots above tell us how much they care for the wellfare of children and yet they exult in the fact children of gays are going hungry .. In fact an alarming number of children are not only going hungry but are being murdered every day in senseless wars and conflicts promoted by guess who ? Our heterosexual fellow-beings . Of course they deem it best no to even touch on the subject ..
The article proves that homosexuals should not be allowed to have children. As a matter of fact they should not be allowed anywhere near children, let alone raise them. They can't even take care of themselves.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#14 Feb 21, 2014
Troy wrote:
Because they trade their food stamps in for booze and smokes.
Why don't they get off welfare and find jobs?
And as we all know, straight people NEVER EVER get food stamps or welfare. LMAO!
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#15 Feb 21, 2014
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>And as we all know, straight people NEVER EVER get food stamps or welfare. LMAO!
Gays shouldn't need them, you people claim you are the affluent class.
I knew it was just more gay BS when I heard it.
Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Feb 21, 2014
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>And as we all know, straight people NEVER EVER get food stamps or welfare. LMAO!
How many food stamps do you get every month.
david traversa

Argentina

#17 Feb 21, 2014
James wrote:
<quoted text>
The article proves that homosexuals should not be allowed to have children. As a matter of fact they should not be allowed anywhere near children, let alone raise them. They can't even take care of themselves.
The article proves no such thing . So we are to condemn people for being down on their luck and jobless ? That would be highly unjust and , what's more , you know it .. 45,000,000 Americans are living in similar conditions , the great, great majority heteros .. I never knew a single gay who was not emminently capable of taking care of himself ( or herself ) and I and my husband are the living proof . Not only do we take care of ourselves but contribute so that two poor families ( heteros , by the way ) have a better standard of living . This problem has little or nothing to do with sexual orientation and a lot to do with the sorry economic state the world is in today ; and you very well know that also .. You're just being your usual irresponsible and ignorant self .
david traversa

Argentina

#18 Feb 21, 2014
" eminently " sorry

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