It's still tough being an LGBT employee

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees have never had it so good at work. Or so you might think to look at the companies marching in London Pride and the growing number of LGBT+ networks and role models.


But it’s only half the story. Being LGBT in the workplace can still be unacceptably tough, especially if it’s your first job.


Getting your first job is always nerve-wracking; that's ok if you’re worried about a phone interview or assessment days, but not when it comes to whether being LGBT+ will affect your chances. It's a concern that could affect a growing number of potential employees. A YouGov poll in 2015 found that one in two young people aged 18-24 don’t identify as straight.