The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation, the National Black Justice Coalition ( NBJC ) and the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance ( NQAPIA ) released a new report underscoring the need for inclusive employer-paid family and medical leave for LGBTQ working people of color.
Among the key findings are that:
27 percent of respondents of color say they are afraid to request time off to care for a loved one because it might disclose their LGBTQ identity, compared to 16 percent of white respondents;
53 percent of respondents of color agree with the statement, "I feel increased responsibility to care for certain loved ones due to their lack of support from their families/friends due to their LGBTQ identities," compared to 44 percent of white respondents; and
Only 36 percent of respondents of color report that their employer offers paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child.
"LGBTQ Working People of Color Need Paid Leave" is at assets2.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/HRC-PaidLeave-POCReport-FINAL.pdf.