National LGBTQ Task Force calls for equal pay for black women

Washington DC, August 23, 2016 — The National LGBTQ Task Force is urging changes that would bring Black women’s pay into line with what white men make doing equivalent jobs. The call is being made on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day.

“It’s high time black women employees were paid the same day’s pay for the same day’s work of white men employees. Black women make 63 cents for every dollar a white man makes — meaning Black women have to work 208 extra days to earn what a white man makes in a year. The situation is even worse for Black transgender people, 44% of whom make less than $10,000 a year. While progress has been made in the struggle for women’s freedom, justice and equality, there can never be lived equity without equal pay,” said Russell Roybal, Deputy Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force.

Jorge Amaro
Media and Public Relations Director