“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 ...
HIV, AIDS, and the Workplace
This is a book about sexual orientation. But because HIV infection and AIDS have had a profound effect on gays, lesbians, and bisexuals, and because so many stereotypes still exist about the disease and are played out in the workplace, we need to give the topic special attention here.
Many people have deep fears about this terrifying health crisis, now in its second decade. Ideally, people should come together and confront their fears with solid information. Unfortunately, what is happening now in many places fosters fear, hatred, and separation, which can lead to scapegoating. With positive, compassionate steps designed for everyone, organizations can set standards of equity and lead the way in establishing tolerance and understanding.
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