lavender ceiling

[ lav-uhn-der see-ling ]

noun
  1. an upper limit to professional advancement imposed upon LGBTQ+ people that is not readily perceived or openly acknowledged:He shattered the lavender ceiling when he became the first openly gay black man in the state to be elected to public office.

Origin of lavender ceiling

1
First recorded in 2000–05

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