Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Workplace
This guest post is by Keith Merkey, Education
Although efforts have been made in recent years to advance equality and understanding for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) individuals, there are still many instances where LGBTQ+ people find themselves excluded and uncomfortable in a variety of settings.
For example, every workplace demands some level of sharing. Talking about your spouse or dating life may come up around the lunch table as normal chit-chat for
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About the Author
Keith Merkey is the Education and Outreach Associate for the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights where he provides educational workshops and conducts training courses on a variety of topics such as diversity, discrimination prevention, sexual harassment, conflict resolution, sexual orientation/gender identity, and other issues for Maryland’s agencies, universities, businesses, and organizations. Mr. Merkey received his Bachelors of Art in Religion and Philosophy from Campbell University and his Masters of Divinity and Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has received post-graduate training in prejudice–reduction, conflict resolution, and diversity as well as EEO, Fair Housing Issues and Safe Spaces Training.