The House Just Passed A Bill To Protect LGBTQ+ Workplace Rights
Today, while
roughly 80% of non-LGBTQ+ people say LGBTQ+ people shouldn’t hide who they are at work, it is estimated that
46% of LGBTQ+ Americans are in the closet at work. According to
Out And Equal, 52.8% of LGBTQ+ employees report that discrimination has negatively affected their work environment, and nearly 1 in 10 have left a job because they felt the environment was unwelcoming. For transgender employees, the numbers are even more extreme: More than three-quarters of trans employees have reported taking steps to avoid mistreatment in the workplace. Unemployment rates are
higher for queer people than for heterosexuals, and the unemployment rate for transgender individuals is even worse, at three times the national average.