9781560235460

Straight Talk About Gays in the Workplace, Third Edition: Creating an Inclusive, Productive Environment for Everyone in Your Organization

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    9781560235460

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    1560235462

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-06-07
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Find out how being more LGBT inclusive can increase your organization's productivity--and revenues! Workplace diversity can provide creative strength and greater productivity regardless of the organization. Straight Talk About Gays in the Workplace: Creating an Inclusive, Productive Environment for Everyone in Your Organization, Third Edition presents a frank discussion about all the relevant aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace. The author reveals how to incorporate diversity in your organization to foster greater loyalty, greater understanding, and greater productivity. Straight Talk About Gays in the Workplace: Creating an Inclusive, Productive Environment for Everyone in Your Organization, Third Edition is the latest edition of the National Library Award-winning guide that explains terms, provides strategies for implementation of policies and programs, and gives you practical tools to educate and inform employees about a workplace environment inclusive of diversity. While previous editions concentrated on the diversity of sexual orientation, this edition has been expanded and extensively updated to include the needs and issues of transgender people. Other updated information includes showing the advantages of creating an LGBT inclusive environment, discussing in-depth about the financial rewards of marketing an organization as being open to the LGBT community, and explaining the benefits of presenting these topics in public schools and higher education. Several appendices are included to provide additional resources divided into categories such as workplace education, transgender, marketing, family and the schools, legal, and business. The book also features a useful bibliography, an assessment tool to gauge sexual diversity in your organization, a guide for transitioning transsexuals, and another appendix that presents research and recommendations as to how school campuses can make themselves more inclusive and less discriminatory. Straight Talk About Gays in the Workplace: Creating an Inclusive, Productive Environment for Everyone in Your Organization, Third Edition discusses: updated information on domestic partner benefits educating employees about sexual orientation and gender identity the latest information on non-discrimination policies effective employee networks and alliances sensitive issues that involve transgender people opportunities and benefits of marketing to the LGBT community internal and external outreach programs crucial tax and insurance information new information focused on LGBT youth and academia inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity and much more! Straight Talk About Gays in the Workplace: Creating an Inclusive, Productive Environment for Everyone in Your Organization, Third Edition makes essential reading for human resource professionals; executives of every type of organization; LGBT employees involved with diversity efforts; affinity groups focused on orientation and/or gender identity; educators; students; and anyone interested in studying the role of sexual orientation or gender identification diversity in the workplace.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Changing Landscape 1(18)
Dealing with What Is Now
2(1)
It's About All People
3(1)
The Inherent Argument
4(4)
What Do We Really Choose?
8(1)
What's Actually Changing
9(4)
The Language Used in This Book
13(3)
The Rest of This Book
16(1)
It's a Moving Target
17(2)
Chapter 2. Strategies for Inclusion in the New World 19(20)
What the Work Is For
20(2)
Ground Rules for the Work
22(3)
The Work
25(11)
Tools and Techniques
36(3)
Chapter 3. The Facts of the Matter 39(18)
Important Terms
40(5)
Coming Out: Individuals to Organizations and Back
45(3)
Organizational Coming Out
48(2)
Replacing Myths with Facts
50(7)
Chapter 4. Meaningful and Effective Workplace Sexual Orientation Education 57(20)
Diversity Education Must Be a Process
59(5)
Three Questions
64(2)
Implementation of Sexual Orientation Education in the Workplace
66(11)
Chapter 5. Meaningful Education and Policy About Gender Identity 77(16)
What Transgender Is
78(1)
What Transgender Refers To
79(1)
Transsexuals
80(2)
Nondiscrimination Policies
82(1)
Transition Planning
83(10)
Chapter 6. Employee Networks: Expanding Challenges and Roles 93(18)
A Winning Structure for Employee Networks
94(2)
Mission Statement
96(1)
Objectives
97(1)
Organizational and Operational Details
98(1)
What a Good Employee Network Can Accomplish
99(1)
Brown-Bag Functions
100(2)
Demographic/Environmental Surveys
102(5)
Religion
107(4)
Chapter 7. LGBTS and the Marketplace: Progressiveness Pays 111(20)
The Business Case: An Example
113(2)
What's at Stake in Dollars and Cents
115(4)
Advertising to the LGBT Market
119(2)
Best Practices in Advertising
121(4)
A New Kind of Supplier Diversity
125(1)
" The Equality Principles" and Shareholder Activism
126(1)
Client-Acquisition Education
127(4)
Chapter 8. DPBs, Civil Unions, and Same-Sex Marriage 131(34)
An Important Note to Begin
131(1)
Domestic Partner Benefits
132(22)
Civil Unions
154(1)
Other Provisions Short of Civil Unions or Legal Marriage
155(1)
Why Same-Sex Marriage Is Inevitable
156(1)
What's at Stake in Marital Status
157(1)
Where Same-Sex Marriage Stands Now
158(1)
Why Same-Sex Marriage Means Business
159(6)
Chapter 9. It's Academic 165(14)
Sex Education in the Public Schools
167(1)
GLSEN: What It Is, What It Does
168(3)
Gay-Straight Alliances
171(1)
Higher Education
172(2)
Why It All Matters
174(5)
Appendix I. Resources 179(4)
Online Resources
179(2)
Selected Bibliography
181(2)
Appendix II. Tips for Transitioning People 183(6)
Planning for Transition on the Job
183(6)
Appendix III. Assessment Questions 189(4)
Appendix IV. Campus Climate Survey Recommendations 193(4)
Appendix V. Strategies for Managing Transition 197(4)
Notes 201(6)
Index 207

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