7 Examples of LGBTQ Exclusionary Language [in Job Descriptions]

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Did you know that 20% of LGBTQ Americans have experienced discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity when applying for jobs (Catalyst)?

Job descriptions are filled with LGBTQ exclusionary language. We found 7 examples of sexual orientation bias that show up often. Before we look at the examples, here is some background on LGBTQ.

What is the LGBTQ community?

This is a group that was referred to as the “gay community” in the past but has since evolved into a larger group of acronyms that are more inclusive. We define each acronym below and in Ongig’s Diversity & Inclusion

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