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“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 ...

Coming Out
Coming out

For gays, lesbians, and bisexuals, coming out may have several parts and phases. The first part is coming out to yourself, then to your family and friends, the people in your life. The part we will talk about here is coming out at work.

Although it is becoming more acceptable to be openly gay or lesbian, “coming out” is not easy, nor is it free of risk. Each gay man, lesbian woman, and bisexual person must have the right to control the timing. Social pressures lead even straight people to feel that everyone who is gay should come out. They might overestimate the climate of acceptance. No one, gay or straight, can or should make the decision for another. Outing, publicizing that another ...

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