“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 ...
Being an ally is serious work. In some environments, it can mean becoming a target of physical threats and violence. Remember the legacies of courageous people who took on struggles that did not directly affect them, because to do anything less was not enough. The following list will help you to develop your skills as a heterosexual ally.5 Reflect on these ideas and use the space below to record your thoughts either for yourself or to discuss with others.
- No matter who you are, you are the perfect person to be an ally.
- Recognize homophobia and develop creative strategies to diffuse it.
- Gays, lesbians, and bisexuals are experts on their own experiences, and you have much to learn from them. Ask, ...