Bridging the Divide

Flew to Dallas this week to attend a talk by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) about improving the workplace environment for LGBTQ Workers. According the the HRC’s research only 46% of LGBTQ employees feel safe to be out at work. From personal experience it’s so much more enjoyable when you can bring your authentic self to work. No need to play “the pronoun game” when someone asks you what you did this weekend. You don’t have to remember who you’re out to and who you’re not out to. This is a distraction and sometimes isolating because you avoid the conversations. It can be exhausting and has an effect on productivity and engagement. Hope to turn this information into a presentation for other managers at work so that we can promote a safe work environment for our LGBTQ employees.

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