LGBTQ and Out of Work: Coronavirus’ Devastating Financial Toll

By Sam Manzella and Kate Sosin

Last Saturday, Wes Staley inked what will likely be their last tattoo for many months. The nonbinary Nebraskan took home their equipment as the tattoo parlor where they and so many others work shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The crux of that is that as tattooers, if you’re not tattooing, you’re not making money,” Staley tells NewNowNext. “There is no PTO; there’s no sick leave. There’s […]


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