Organizing & Policy
Intersecting Injustice was written after the LGBTQ Poverty Collaborative interviewed service providers and directly impacted people in rural communities and convened focus groups in eight different cities. During this research process, over two hundred people contributed their perspective on the strengths of their local organizing, the weaknesses and the strategies for achieving economic justice on a local and national level. At the conclusion of almost all of the larger group meetings, participants expressed a desire to read the notes from other focus groups and to create more space for sharing strategies on a regular basis. It was also clear that more work needs to be done to share the unique narratives of low-income LGBTQ communities across various demographics. To address some of issues raised by research participants, this website will:
host a page for each of five U.S. regions, with a goal of deepening our understanding of what poverty looks like in LGBTQ communities throughout the country. Each regional page will illustrate the local policy and organizing landscape, share policy challenges and organizing victories and provide a directory of advocates engaging in economic justice work.
support the creation of regional LGBTQ Poverty list servs intended to create a virtual space for sharing strategies and resources locally, as well as connecting local/state groups with national policy organizations. Sign up for a regional list serv here!