ReachOut USA focuses on the intersection between disability and LGBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) concerns. ReachOut USA seeks to influence the disability community to be more responsive to LGBT individuals, and at the same time it seeks to influence LGBT individuals and organizations to be more accountable to people who have disabilities. ReachOut USA pursues these goals through advocacy, training, technical assistance, referrals, and the negotiation of partnerships.
There are an estimated 4 Million LGBT Disabled in the United States
People with Disabilities have an 80% Unemployment Rate
Incidents of hate crimes, sexual violence and abuse are more prevalent when someone is LGBT and disabled.
Many events, restaurants, bookstores and organizations within LGBT communities are not accessible, preventing people with disabilities from full participation and inclusion.