COVID-19 and LGBT Adults Ages 45 and Older in the U.S.

Research has shown that LGBT older adults are at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19 and its resulting negative economic impacts. A Williams Institute report examines the impact of COVID-19 on LGBT people ages 45 and older while exploring differences related to race and ethnicity among older LGBT and non-LGBT people. The report found that the older LGBT people were about twice as likely as non-LGBT people to have been laid off or furloughed during the pandemic, and that older LGBT people of color were twice as likely as older white LGBT people to report struggling to pay for household goods.