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Out in the Workplace

A Message to All Gay Professionals: Copy Tim Cook and Come Out for the Third Time

Barry Whyte | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Barry Whyte

In my experience, gay people go through the process of coming out three times. First, they come out to themselves and their immediate friends. The second time is to their family and wider community. Finally, they come out in the workplace. But it shocks me how few gay people do the latter.

Wanted: An Inclusive Workplace. Needed: Active Allies.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

The ultimate dividend: The combination of a diverse workforce and leaders who get that diversity makes companies measurably more innovative. It is a bottom-line imperative that organizations work to create a workplace where LGBT workers feel accepted.

Bring Your Authentic Self To Work

Michael Ruderman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Ruderman

When it came time to enter the professional world of corporate internships, I checked my sexuality at the door. Fear gripped me. Didn't I have enough to worry about as a young liberal arts major trying to compete in the world of New York big business? Why come out?