Degrees of Equality

Filed under: Workplace

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation studied how LGBTQ identity surfaces and unfolds in the workplace, how environment can affect the retention and productivity of all employees and how organizations can identify and address opportunities to improve climate. The findings were striking: a majority "51 percent" of LGBTQ workers continue to hide their identity from most or all co-workers, and younger workers are even more likely to hide — only 5 percent of LGBTQ employees ages 18 to 24 say they are totally open at work, compared to more than 20 percent of older workers.