But I am okay with others who do. Earlier this year, the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force released a comprehensive study on transgender discrimination that revealed near universal problems at the workplace: We might wish it away. Bisexual people who first identified as lesbian or gay have special problems, as I learned when I came out as bi in the eighties after having been an extremely out, activist, self-identified lesbian. The traditional heteronormative framework is apparently still very much in force, especially where children are concerned, even if the lives of most people have long since ceased to resemble this traditional model. Their findings illustrate that discrimination and harassment are pervasive:. According to these metrics, the Netherlands is a leader when it comes to the acceptance of homosexuality.
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Controlled experiments have found consistent evidence of workplace discrimination as well.