Inclusive Higher Education for Sexual and Gender Minorities

It has been acknowledged for some time that women and minority groups experience disadvantage in the workplace, yet there is little acknowledgment of the prejudice, discrimination, and negative stereotyping faced by same-sex attracted or gender-diverse people. This entry outlines key issues related to workplace inclusivity for people identifying as same-sex attracted or gender diverse, explains some of the common terminology, and provides an overview of key issues faced by this group—with particular reference to higher education.


The drive to develop an inclusive workplace, sometimes referred to as productive diversity, seeks to ensure that all employees are able to contribute to their maximum potential. The roots of the inclusive workplace can be identified in civil rights movements such as the feminist movements and campaigns for equality by ...

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