Badgett to Talk on ‘The Economic Case for LGBT Equality’

Lee Badgett
Lee Badgett

Professor Lee Badgett of the School of Public Policy and the department of economics will speak on “The Economic Case for LGBT Equality” on Monday, Nov. 16, at noon, via Zoom.

Badgett’s research focuses on economic inequality for LGBT people, including wage gaps, employment discrimination and poverty, and on the global cost of homophobia and transphobia. She has published several books, including, this year, “The Economic Case for LGBT Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All.”

She is the co-director of the UMass Amherst Center for Employment Equity and a Williams Distinguished Scholar at UCLA’s Williams Institute, where she was a co-founder and the first research director.

The talk is open to the UMass Amherst community.

To attend, registration is required by 11 a.m. on Nov. 16. Registrants will receive a Zoom link before the event.

The event is part of the School of Public Policy's 2020-21 Speaker Series.