“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 the next several pages, you will find a list of “best practices”—actions that various organizations have found successful in working with sexual orientation issues. They are arranged so that you can work with them and discuss them with others. You can use the box on the left to check the items that you think would be possible or desirable in your organization. Then, use the space on the right to note such things as the first steps you might want to take, who you might want to talk to about this, or expected obstacles.
A. What Employers and Management Do