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4 in 10 Black LGBTQ Men Experience Police Discrimination, Study Finds

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A new study published in Social Science and Medicine found that a Black LGBTQ men are likely to experience police discrimination, and this discrimination can cause a variety of health effects. “Black sexual minority men are largely invisible in the research and discourse on the effects of policing and incarceration in the US,” said Devin English, an assistant professor of public health and Rutgers University and one of the study’s lead authors. “Often the story we read or research we produce implicitly or explicitly focuses on heteronormative experiences.

We conducted this study to fill that gap.” The study, which surveyed 1,172 Black LGBTQ men between 2017 and 2018, found that four in 10 Black LGBTQ men—or 43 percent of

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