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CLEAR Finance Chat is a project by the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research (CLEAR) that discusses the current state of financial and economic wellbeing for LGBTQ communities, and what can be done to advance greater economic justice for them and other marginalized communities. CLEAR is a nonprofit with a mission to empower LGBTQ households, organizations, and communities with fair and equal access to LGBTQ-affirming financial education and services to meet under-served LGBTQ financial needs and help LGBTQ communities achieve their unique economic goals. Learn more at www.lgbtq-economics.org

CLEAR Finance Chat Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research

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CLEAR Finance Chat is a project by the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research (CLEAR) that discusses the current state of financial and economic wellbeing for LGBTQ communities, and what can be done to advance greater economic justice for them and other marginalized communities. CLEAR is a nonprofit with a mission to empower LGBTQ households, organizations, and communities with fair and equal access to LGBTQ-affirming financial education and services to meet under-served LGBTQ financial needs and help LGBTQ communities achieve their unique economic goals. Learn more at www.lgbtq-economics.org

    Gotta' Give 'Em HOPE: Paths Toward a Future Without Hunger

    Gotta' Give 'Em HOPE: Paths Toward a Future Without Hunger

     In this episode, we conclude our discussion with guests Barbie Izquierdo, Emilio Tavarez, and Mia Hubbard to talk about solutions to the problem of food insecurity. We ask our group of anti-hunger experts: What policies and actions are working in addressing food insecurity? What doesn’t work? And what are the most effective steps we can take in our local communities, and as a country, to eradicate hunger for good? 
    Support the show (https://lgbtq-economics.org/donate/)

    • 41 min
    Holes In Food Assistance: Gaps In the Safety Net for LGBTQ People Living With Hunger

    Holes In Food Assistance: Gaps In the Safety Net for LGBTQ People Living With Hunger

    In this episode, we continue our discussion with anti-hunger advocates to uncover the holes in the food assistance safety net that exist for LGBTQ people experiencing food insecurity—including difficulties navigating public assistance programs, the chilling effect proselytizing at religiously affiliated food assistance programs has for food-seekers, and challenges in working with nonprofits to engage with the lived-experiences of food-insecure folks to advocate for needed changes.
    Support the show (https://lgbtq-economics.org/donate/)

    • 50 min
    Coming Out Hungry: Food Insecurity & the LGBTQ Community

    Coming Out Hungry: Food Insecurity & the LGBTQ Community

    In this episode, we are talking about how hunger and food insecurity affects LGBTQ people, the inequalities in our food system for low-income communities, and destigmatizing what it means to be food insecure in the United States with special guests Barbie Izquierdo, Emilio Tavarez, and Mia Hubbard.
    Support the show (https://lgbtq-economics.org/donate/)

    • 53 min
    Trans & Queer Credit Report Issues with Billie Simmons from Daylight

    Trans & Queer Credit Report Issues with Billie Simmons from Daylight

    In this CLEAR Finance Chat, the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research’s Executive Director, Spencer Watson, sat down to chat with Billie Simmons, Co-Founder of Daylight. Daylight is a new online platform launched in late 2020 to create digital banking solutions designed to serve LGBTQ communities. 
    The pair discussed credit reports and issues trans and nonbinary consumers working with credit bureaus to recognize them after they have changed their name and legal documents. Billie describes issues getting complete and accurate credit reports, and also discrimination and stressful situations when trans or gender-nonconforming consumers’ credit reports include their previous names (also called “dead” names) that out them to others.
    They also talked about some of the current workarounds that trans and nonbinary folks are able to use to access credit and credit reports in their own names, as well as the need for systemic solutions from credit bureaus and other consumer reporting agencies.
    Support the show (https://lgbtq-economics.org/donate/)

    • 20 min

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