Excerpt from the HuffPost article:
The economic impact of discrimination against LGBT individuals is threefold
- Workplace and education discrimination lead to lower wages for LGBT individuals, which results in less tax revenue reaped by the government.
- A higher poverty rate due to low income means more government spending on social programs.
- And poor health, in the form of higher rates of depression, suicide and HIV/AIDS, means higher government health care costs and decreased participation in the workforce.