Although efforts have been made in recent years to advance equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, and other gender and sexual minorities, there are still many instances where LGBTQ+ people find themselves excluded, unwelcome, and uncomfortable in the workplace.
In fact, according to the Human Rights Campaign, an average of 50% of employees report hiding their sexual orientation at work due to hostility, prejudice, discrimination and mistreatment.
During this interactive session attendees will:
> become more familiar with current LGBTQ+ inclusive terminology;
> develop a greater understanding of the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals;
> understand the differences in biological sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression;
> discuss specific scenarios that involve LGBTQ+ workers;
> explore and develop strategies to create more welcoming and inclusive workplaces for LGBTQ+ employees
Presenter: Tara Taylor