For Gay Americans, Lower Wages And Less Job Security, Studies Find

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LGBT gay rich poor divide work

Gay characters are all over prime time these days. But if they compose the only image you have of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender America, then your picture is a smidge incomplete. Those lawyers and fashion assistants and sexy bi doctors usually have expensive educations, career success and job security. In reality, though, employers in most of this country can legally fire someone, deny them a promotion, or refuse to hire them for being gay. Gays and lesbians live in poverty at much higher rates than their straight peers, while LGBT couples make less money, have to pay more of their paychecks to the government, and get less back in return, studies say.