For an Italian gay man, finding a job is harder than ever. A study by the Fondazione Rodolfo De Benedetti shows that it is 30% more difficult for an openly gay man to find a job.
The Milan-based institute of research, directed by Tito Boeri, sent companies 3,000 fake CV and cover letters. Those indicating an internship at Arcigay, Italy’s main LGBT association, were less successful and did not lead to an interview.
The study also showed that, for a lesbian, nothing changes and the rate of successful interviews is not lower than that of straight women.