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Conversations on Equity: Economic Challenges and Opportunities for LGBTQ+ Individuals

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CT
Virtual Webinar
Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, June 27, 2023

The Institute for Economic Equity’s next Conversations on Equity event will explore the state of economic equity for LGBTQ+ individuals. For this discussion, Institute Director Dr. William M. Rodgers III will be joined by Dr. M.V. Lee Badgett of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In addition, Sophia Scott will share recent research that describes LGBTQ+ individuals’ income, wealth, financial stability and mental health outcomes compared with their straight or cisgender peers.

Join the conversation to hear more about:
• Potential definitions for what economic equity entails
• The business case for LGBTQ+ economic equity
• How income, wealth, financial stability and mental well-being vary for those who identify as LGBTQ+ relative to their straight or cisgender peers
• How shortcomings in data visibility can limit our understanding of the outcomes for and needs of LGBTQ+ individuals

For more information, contact the St. Louis Fed’s Community Development staff at

The Conversations on Equity series features national thought leaders who are working to build awareness of obstacles to economic equity. Guests share their views on a range of integral topics and discuss evidence-based solutions aimed at dismantling such obstacles.