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Could your Gay CV Stop you Getting a Job

NEW RESEARCH SAYS SOME EMPLOYERS DISCRIMINATE AGAINST LGBT JOB SEEKERS. BUT IS IT TRUE AND DOES IT MATTER?

EMPLOYMENT RESEARCH

Recently this magazine posted a news story from its website divamag.co.uk to its Facebook page, reporting on a study that found people who mentioned a prominent role in a university LGBT society on their CV were 5% less likely to be offered a job interview. I was surprised that the majority of the comments weren’t concerned about the findings. Instead, they disagreed with the research based on their own positive experiences of job-seeking or hiring – with some describing the research as “scaremongering” – and suggested that this type of discrimination doesn’t exist. I find this incredibly worrying and wanted to clarify what the research actually did, and make the case for why this type of research isn’t scaremongering but is really, really important.

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Welcome to DIVA, Britain’s leading magazine for lesbian, gay, bi and queer women. This free 22-page sampler features some of the best of our recent content and will give you a taste of what you can expect from DIVA. There’s a sexy photoshoot with real lesbian, bi and trans women from our Body Issue, a gorgeous covershoot with Orange Is The New Black star Samira Wiley AKA soft butch sweetheart Poussey, and our first ever doggy-style shoot was a hit with readers (it’s not true what they say about working with dogs, our poochie models were exceptionally well-behaved). Every month we cover politics with a big and a small P, whether that’s Sandi Toksvig’s Women’s Equality Party or the patchy experience of equality for some in our communities, both in the UK and the USA, and we report on the latest research, which reveals that despite the many changes in equality legislation, homophobia still drives some employers’ recruitment decisions. Our January issue predicted 2016’s top 10 LGBT holiday hot spots, from Nepal to Hastings. We also regularly feature cartoonists like Jacky Fleming, whose take on our Everyday Lesbophobia blog humorously outlined the daily macro- and micro-aggressions experienced by many lesbian and bi women. We hope you enjoy our taster; why not take out a digital subscription and see what else we have in store?
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