“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 ...
Religion and Sexual Orientation
Despite—or perhaps even because of—the separation of church and state in constitutional law and public policy, religious values and their expression are very strong in North America today. This same policy has also contributed to the paradoxical situation in which people treat religion as a highly private affair or debate it with great passion. Sexual orientation has often been the subject of such debate, from legislatures to company cafeterias.
Within the conscience of the religious person, values of love, fairness, compassion, and caring for others may stand side by side with strong beliefs that homosexuality is wrong and dangerous to individuals and family life. Given this religious and cultural environment, it is not surprising that many gay, lesbian, and ...