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Overwhelming majority of Turkish LGBTs cannot reveal identity in workplace: study

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An overwhelming majority of Turkish LGBTs cannot reveal their sexual orientation in the workplace — 95.6 percent in the public sector and 83.6 percent in the private sector — according to a study conducted by İstanbul Kadir Has University and Kaos GL, an LGBT advocacy group in Turkey.

Among private sector workers only 10 percent of participants stated that their company has regulations prohibiting discrimination against LGBTs, whereas one out of every two has experienced some form of offense in the workplace.

In the public sector only 11 percent indicated that they had not encountered any discrimination.

The study was conducted on 228 public and 772 private sector employees. The participants were mostly young (18-35 years of age) and university graduates.

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