“Nonheterosexuals face an enormous amount of hostility and discrimination from many heterosexuals in the workplace and in society as a whole. This excellent book educates the reader about how individuals' sexual orientation may affect both how well they are accepted by their coworkers, and how they react to coworkers. It is useful in courses or training programs on diversity in general or on this particular topic. It also may be used by individuals outside of courses who simply want to learn more about sexual orientation as a workplace issue and about themselves. Amy J. Zuckerman and George F. Simons's book is definitely the best book on the topic.” --Gary N. Powell, Department of Management, University of Connecticut Sexual orientation is one of the most controversial ...
Myths versus Facts
Most workplace stereotypes cause discomfort and irritation. The most destructive stereotypes about sexual orientation have become myths of huge proportions and give rise to very dangerous fears. Here are some of these myths set side by side with facts. Please see the book list in Part 4 for plenty of sources to explode these and other myths.
|The only “real” men and women are heterosexual.||Studies of human sexuality as early as the Kinsey Report (1948)1 consistently show that human sexual behavior is on a continuum. Kinsey found that 46% of people studied fell somewhere between exclusively heterosexual and exclusively homosexual.|
|Bisexuals have not grown up yet, are in a phase, or are flaky, indecisive individuals.||In the United States, 20 million people call ...|