Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)


Richard Blum

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Winter 2002


"Why is 'welfare reform' a queer issue?" That question was posed to a gathering of New York-based social services and LGBTQ advocates a couple of years ago at a meeting that launched the Queer Economic Justice Network (QEJN). Since then, QEJN has reached out to mainstream LGBTQ organizations to help them recognize the myriad ways that "welfare reform" has harmed poor queers.


This article was originally published in CLAGSNews, vol. 12, no. 1.



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