Coming Out at Work

Respecting Personal Decisions

As social values and norms change, more and more people are coming out. But not all people are ready to come out, especially at work. How can we make our workplaces more inclusive to our LGBTQIA+ co-workers, regardless of whether they are out or not?

Microlesson Description

This microlesson aims to inform your workforce on why some employees may be reluctant to come out to their coworkers. Coming out as LGBTQIA+ is a deeply personal matter, and should always be left up to the individual coming out. Coming Out at Work contains a video scene involving two gay coworkers pressuring another coworker to come out, providing an example of a potential harassment situation with follow up dialogue on the impact that might have. We also provide tips on how to make your workplace more LGBTQIA+ inclusive.

Key Concepts

  • Coming out is a personal choice that should be respected
  • Being an ally means standing up for LGBTQIA+ people, even when they aren’t in the room
  • Take steps to ensure your workplace is as inclusive as possible
  • Continue to educate yourself on LGBTQIA+ topics and issues
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Interested in training your employees with 3-5 minute video lessons that address specific and timely concepts?