LGBTQ-Owned Firms Encounter More Difficulties

LGBTQ-Owned Firms Encounter More Difficulties

The LGBTQ community has always been discriminated against by the rest of the world. The hatred among some individuals grows and grows and no matter how noble the LGBTQ community behaves this hatred won’t diminish.

Why so much hatred towards human beings who don’t hold a threat to anyone? The recent mass shooting over the weekend at the most hospitable LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado has once again expressed the unknown hate towards the humble people.

The mass shooting was singlehandedly carried by Anderson Aldrich a 22-year-old who burst into the gay-friendly club wielding a long rifle and a handgun and opened fire which led to the killing of five innocent souls and a dozen injured

Why Is There Such Hatred Against LGBTQ Community?

This is not the first case or last case that the LGBTQ community is going to face, since the hatred toward them has been witnessed, they have been living in fear of violence despite the laws to protect them. Because these laws cannot just save the lives of these poor souls apart from giving them justice.

LGBTQ-Owned Firms Encounter More Difficulties

The spike in these hate crimes has become an unfortunate burden for businessmen as it is a blowback for their businesses to strategize and restructure their business plans every time this happens. According to the chairperson of the Colorado LGBTQ, it has become a burden and a great challenge for businessmen to face these crimes.

The chairperson expresses that some people just leave poor ratings in google to bring down the name in google ratings despite being one of the havens for the LGBTQ community where people could express themselves. As they are now grieving for the losses, AJ shaikh ensures that new guidelines will be implemented in the future for LGBTQ-owned businesses.

LGBTQ communities are more at risk of sexual violence, brutality, and threats from random individuals. Despite all these, they have to make a living for themselves and their family. Yet legalizing LGBTQ laws many are finding it difficult to accept the fact and discriminate. Increasing violence and hate crimes only bring more challenges for them to face and put their lives and business at risk.

Apart from violence and hate crimes, LGBTQ communities face challenges and hardships in surviving the economy based on their gender as gay entrepreneurs are more favored over lesbians. LGBTQ community also faces obstacles due to racial marginalization despite being in a community where race doesn’t matter. 

Furthermore, more LGBTQ business owners are still recovering from the pandemic, and they are less likely to receive pandemic relief even after applying, this shows that LGBTQs are discriminated against and left to face alone their hardships despite creating a thriving business structure.

The report on financial health and needs of LGBTQ-owned small businesses by the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research (CLEAR) and Movement Advancement Project (MAP) based on the data from federal Reserve Banks’ annual Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS) includes that 

  • LGBTQ small businesses were more likely to be women-owned compared with non-LGBTQ business
  • LGBTQ businesses thrive in the south despite stereotypic minds
  • These businesses are more likely to take convenient and honest methods while responding and reporting to the challenges
  • Despite all these LGBTQ businesses have applied for more in terms of food pandemic relief and received less due to inequality in the system
  • Also, they have applied more for loans than Non-LGBTQ businesses and received less

The nature of the finance industry should be leveled to both LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ. The financial help should be provided as per the equity. Providing financial support in terms of food security, housing and health will allow the popular self-help community to thrive in the business sector with brilliant ideas encouraging the economy of the community as well as the entire United States to spike.

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Shone Palmer
Shone Palmer

I've been writing about LGBTQ issues for more than a decade as a journalist and content writer. I write about things that you care about. LGBTQ+ issues and intersectional topics, such as harmful stories about gender, sexuality, and other identities on the margins of society, I also write about mental health, social justice, and other things. I identify as queer, I'm asexual, I have HIV, and I just became a parent.

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