Sexual Orientation at Work: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives brings together contemporary international research on sexual orientation and draws out its implications for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and heterosexual employees and managers. It provides new empirical and theoretical insights into sexual orientation employment discrimination and equality work in countries such as South Africa, Turkey, Australia, Austria, Canada, US and the UK.

This book is novel in its focus on how sexual orientation intersects with other aspects of difference such as age, class, ethnicity and disability. It adopts new theoretical perspectives (e.g. queer theory) to analyze the rise of new ‘gay-friendly’ organizations, and examines important methodological issues in collecting socio-economic data about sexual minorities.

Providing an accessible account of key issues and perspectives on sexual orientation in the workplace, Sexual Orientation at Work caters to a wide range of readers across business, feminist, and LGBT/Queer Studies fields.

chapter |27 pages

Understanding Sexual Orientation at Work

ByFiona Colgan, Nick Rumens

chapter |14 pages

Navigating Service and Sexuality in the Canadian, UK and US Militaries

ByMichèle A. Bowring, Joanna Brewis

chapter |16 pages

Reconsidering the Workplace Closet

The Experiences of Lesbian and Gay Teachers
ByCatherine Connell

chapter |15 pages

Gay Men in the UK Police Services

ByJohn Broomfield

chapter |16 pages

‘I Felt Like the Dad in the House'

Lesbians' Wellbeing, Class and the Meanings of Paid Work
ByElizabeth McDermott

chapter |18 pages

Organisational Life Within a UK ‘Good Practice Employer'

The Experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled LGBT Employees
ByFiona Colgan

chapter |15 pages

Working Across Differences in Sexuality and Age

Australian Stories of Young LGBQ Workers' Experiences in Paid Employment
ByPaul Willis

chapter |15 pages

Working the Margins

Belonging and the Workplace for Lgbti in Post-Apartheid South Africa
ByMikki van Zyl

chapter |14 pages

From Cradle to Grave

The Lifecycle of Compulsory Heterosexuality in Turkey
ByMustafa Bilgehan Öztürk, Mustafa Özbilgin

chapter |15 pages

Sexual Spaces and Gendered Dynamics

The Experiences of Male Cabin Crew
ByRuth Simpson

chapter |16 pages

Moving from ‘Invisibility' into National Statistics? Lesbians and the Socioeconomic Sphere

ByRoswitha Hofmann, Karin Schönpflug, Christine Klapeer

chapter |17 pages

Going Global

International Labour and Sexual Orientation Discrimination
ByGerald Hunt