“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 ...
Diverse Dimensions of Sexual Orientation
Acceptance of differences plays a great role in our ability to get along with each other and to produce results on the job. How people feel about and react to issues of sexual orientation may differ by reason of their age, ethnic background, and other cultural factors. Here are a few of these differences to be aware of when you are discussing this topic and working with people who are different from you.
Remember that parts of people's identities occur simultaneously. Although we are looking at the issue of sexual orientation, this does not in any way discount the other parts of people's lives and cultures. A “typical” gay, lesbian, or bisexual person might also be black ...