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Image Allies at Work: Creating a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Inclusive Work Environment
(159 Pages) In Allies at Work, Dr. David M. Hall explains the value and importance of creating an equitable work environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Dr. Hall carefully explains the business rationale for developing a strong allies program, the requisite steps to develop such a program, and the cultural competency necessary to properly understand the impact of the closet.
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Image Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality
(216 Pages) The fact that men and women continue to receive unequal treatment at work is a point of contention among politicians, the media, and scholars. Common explanations for this disparity range from biological differences between the sexes to the conscious and unconscious biases that guide hiring and promotion decisions. Just One of the Guys? sheds new light on this phenomenon by analyzing the unique experiences of transgender men—people designated female at birth whose gender identity is male—on the job. Kristen Schilt draws on in-depth interviews and observational data to show that while individual transmen have varied experiences, overall their stories are a testament to systemic gender inequality. The reactions of coworkers and employers to transmen, Schilt demonstrates, reveal the ways assumptions about innate differences between men and women serve as justification for discrimination. She finds that some transmen gain acceptance—and even privileges—by becoming “just one of the guys,” that some are coerced into working as women or marginalized for being openly transgender, and that other forms of appearance-based discrimination also influence their opportunities. Showcasing the voices of a frequently overlooked group, Just One of the Guys? lays bare the social processes that foster forms of inequality that affect us all.
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Image Out at Work: Building a Gay-labor Alliance
(268 Pages) Although mainstream gay rights organizations have tended to imagine their community as primarily middle class, an overwhelming number of lesbians and gays are working class, and many are already union members. Out at Work identifies the important parallels between the labor and gay rights movements and their shared work of foregrounding human rights, fighting homophobia, and embracing the full range of sexual expression.
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