World Bank criticized for 'ignoring' LGBT issues

Published: October 13, 2014

Washinton Blade
Michael K. Lavers 
Original article: http://bit.ly/1tZHkfw

Advocates used the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s fall meetings that took place in D.C. this past weekend to highlight the economic impact of anti-LGBT discrimination amid ongoing criticism the institutions have not done enough to address the issue. M. V. Lee Badgett of the University of Massachusetts during an Oct. 9 panel at the World Bank discussed her study that examines the economic cost of homophobia and transphobia and anti-LGBT discrimination in India. The report, among other things, concludes anti-LGBT stigma and exclusion “can reduce the economic contributions of LGBT people” through unemployment or underemployment.

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