lavender ceiling

[ lav-uhn-der see-ling ]

  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

First recorded in 2000–05

Words Nearby lavender ceiling Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024