Study confirms gay and bisexual men earn less than straight men

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PinkNews reports.However, while gay and bisexual men earn less than heterosexual men, lesbian and bisexual women experience pay disparities in different ways.Lesbian women earn, on average, 7.1% more than their heterosexual counterparts, while bisexual women earn 5.1% less than straight women, researchers found.They attributed this to the stereotype of lesbian women as being viewed as more “masculine” by employers.“Arguments focusing on lesbian women’s earnings premiums in relation to masculine characteristics, which stereotypically characterize lesbian women and demonstrate leadership, have been utilized to evaluate their experiences,” Professor Nick Drydakis, author of the study, wrote.He noted that lesbian women are less likely to marry.

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