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- Gay men and lesbians earn loads more than straights

GAY MEN and lesbians earn between UKP6,000 and UKP10,000 more than their straight counterparts, a new survey for Gay Times and Diva magazines has claimed.

The average wage nationally for a gay man is reckoned to be UKP34,000, which, in London, is likely to be nearer UKP40,000, at least UKP10,000 more than the average for straight men. Lesbians are said to earn some UKP6,000 more than their straight sisters or around UKP25,000; about UKP30,000 in London.

“There's been a lesbian glass ceiling and this shows that women are breaking through,” said Diva editor Jane Czyzselska.

While gay men and lesbians can afford a joint downward glance to the straight world in terms of earnings, they veer apart when it comes to consumer spending. Lesbians win out on spending on both pet food and mobile phones, while gay men are top of the pile for splashing out on DVDs and clothes.




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