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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 ...

On Speaking Terms
On speaking terms
Questions for Research and Discussion
  • Now that you have at least skimmed over the list of words on the previous pages, what other terms come up when sexual orientation is discussed?

  • Circle the ones about which you have questions or concerns. Put a star next to the ones you think might offend someone.
  • How do people around you speak about sexual orientation or about people of different orientations when the topic is discussed? How do you think the people around you feel?

    Socially? _____________________

    At work? _____________________

  • How can we gently and good-heartedly remind each other when we use inappropriate terms by force of habit? What have you done in the past to change the words you use about other topics? How ...
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