40% of LGBTQ+ Professionals Witnessed Discrimination in the Workplace

A recent Blind survey revealed that over 16% of those who identify as LGBTQ+ stated that their workplace is not a safe space. So we wanted to ask a similar question to find out if they have experienced discrimination towards LGBTQ+ individuals at these large tech companies.

Key Points: 

  • 17.44% of Tech employees witnessed harassment towards LGBTQ+ individuals. 
  • For those who identified as LGBTQ, 37.5% stated that they witnessed harassment towards LGBTQ+ in the workplace.
  • For those who did not identify as LGBTQ+, only 8.41% stated that they witnessed LGBTQ harassment in the workplace.
  • There is a stark difference between the discrimination experienced by those who identify as LGBTQ+ versus those who don’t.

The Survey:

From 6/11/2019 to 6/18/2019, workplace community app Blind ran a survey to its users to find out the sentiment around the LGBTQ+ inclusivity at US tech companies.

Q1. Have you experienced or witnessed any LGBTQ+ harassment or homophobic comments made? Yes/ No

Q2. Do you identify as LGBTQ+? Yes/ No

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Witnessed HarassmentDid NOT Witness Harassment
Overall Results17.44%82.56%

 

Results broken down by  gender/ sexuality:

Witnessed HarassmentDid NOT Witness Harassment
LGBTQ37.52%62.48%
Non-LGBTQ8.41%91.59%

Results broken down by Company

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