The LGBTQIA+ Community and the War on Drugs

The war on drugs and mass criminalization deeply impact the LGBTQIA+ community, especially as LGBTQIA+ individuals are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Trauma, discrimination, stigmatization, and living at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities contributes to the risk of mental health and substance misuse for LGBTQIA+ individuals. The Drug Policy Alliance is committed to ensuring they are included in our reform efforts.

Criminal Justice Reform
LGBTQIA+ People and the Drug War
Mass Criminalization
Fact Sheet