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Most LGBTQ Workers in U.S. Face Discrimination That's Now Illegal

A survey finds almost half of LGBTQ people are not out at work. Bias against them was legal in much of the U.S. until a Supreme Court decision last week.


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Now that LGBTQ workers are covered by U.S. nondiscrimination law, employers must figure out how to protect them from the biases many of them say they face.

Three in four lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer employees experienced at least one negative interaction at work related to their sexual orientation or gender identity in the last year, according to a study released Tuesday by the Boston Consulting Group and New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.