The economic impact of the pandemic is hurting members of the LGBT community harder than other Americans, according to a new U.S. Census survey.

It asked people a number of questions about their personal finances over the past week and, for the first time, collected information on sexual orientation and gender identity.  

The survey found that LGBT people were almost twice as likely to be food insecure as other adults. That wasn’t surprising to Christina DaCosta with the advocacy group SAGE.

The group delivered meals to LGBT elders in New York City last year.

“We found that folks really had to dip into whatever meager savings they had just to pay the rent or get food,” DaCosta said.

Prior to this data, LGBT people were

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