The gay pay gap: Gays get paid less, lesbians earn more

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By Jorge Rivas
April 2, 2015

You’ve heard of the gender pay gap. But how about the gay pay gap?

A recent Australian study revealed that gay men get paid up 18 percent less than their straight counterparts. Studies in the U.S. and Europe have turned up similar findings.

A dozen studies in the U.S. analyzing Census data have found “a significant pay gap for gay men when compared to heterosexual men who have the same productive characteristics,” according to the Williams Institute, a UCLA think tank that studies how public policies can affect LGBT groups.

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