Representation of Lesbian and Gay Men in Federal, State, and Local Bureaucracies

  title={Representation of Lesbian and Gay Men in Federal, State, and Local Bureaucracies},
  author={G. Lewis and D. Pitts},
  journal={Political Economy: Structure & Scope of Government eJournal},
  • G. Lewis, D. Pitts
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • Political Economy: Structure & Scope of Government eJournal
  • Americans increasingly view lesbians and gay men as a legitimate minority, entitled to equal employment opportunities and perhaps to adequate representation in government. Scholars of public administration have extensively studied whether women and racial minorities receive fair representation and pay in the public sector, but we have generally ignored lesbians and gay men, largely because we lack data on the sexual orientation of government employees. Using a 5 percent sample of the 2000… CONTINUE READING
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