Gay men get fewer job interviews

Gay men are 40% less likely to be offered a job interview than their straight counterparts in some parts of the United States.

A researcher from Harvard University sent two fictitious CVs in response to 1,700 white collar job openings, which were similar in terms of qualifications, but one mentioned the applicant’s involvement in a gay organisation as a student.

Employers in the Southern and Midwestern states like Texas and Florida, were more likely than those in the Northeast and Western areas of New York and California to discriminate.

Read more at Harvard University

Want to write?

Write an article and join a growing community of more than 95,500 academics and researchers from 3,108 institutions.

Register now