Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of
Law reports that another decade of research points clearly to
employment discrimination against the LGBTQ community.
According to a press release regarding the study:
15% to 43% of lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB)
respondents surveyed since the mid-1990s reported experiencing
employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. These
numbers are remarkably
similar to conclusions from a survey of studies conducted in 1992,
which found that 16% to 68% of LGB respondents reported
experiencing employment discrimination at some point in their
The transgender community is also facing workplace
Transgender individuals reported similar levels of
discrimination, with 20% to 57% of transgender respondents
experiencing employment discrimination based on their gender
identity at some point in their life.
The study also reveals that gay men make 10%-32% less than their
straight counterparts. Regardless of sexual orientation, women
across the board make less than men. There has been no detailed
wage income analysis of the transgender popular.
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