The Cost of the Closet and the Rewards of Inclusion

Filed under: Coming Out, Workplace

Cost of the Closet reportIn this follow-up to the groundbreaking 2009 study, Degrees of Equality, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has studied the national picture of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer workers’ experiences of inclusion on the job as contrasting with the perceptions of their non-LGBTQ coworkers on issues. The study reveals that despite a changing social and legal landscape for LGBTQ people, still over half (53%) of LGBTQ workers nationwide hide who they are at work.

Download a PDF of the report or flip through the digital version below.