7 hours ago
What do you wish you could change about your workplace to help it be more LGBTQ+ inclusive? Does your workplace have a Diversity & Inclusion Committee (or something similar?) My work just started a Diversity & Inclusion Committee this year and I’m so excited to see what we can do to make the workplace more inclusive and accepting! With Pride Month coming up, I’m in charge of making a list of tips to help staff be more LGBTQ+ inclusive and friendly.
So far, I’m going to highlight: .
- Pronouns: Don’t assume anyone’s pronouns. If you aren’t sure, it’s okay to ask! It’s a good idea for anyone (cis or trans) to put your pronouns in your email signature- even if you are a cis ally, it helps everyone feel included and empowered, and nobody has to make assumptions about pronouns! .
- Gendered language: Addressing others like “hey guys”, “thanks man”, “ladies”, “dude” (etc) often brings unnecessary attention to gender. If you’re unsure if it’s okay to address someone like that, just ask! .
- Bathrooms: Never assume someone is “in the wrong bathroom”. This would be assuming the other persons gender. Chances are, they know which bathroom they are in and if they truly are in the “wrong” bathroom the worst thing that would happen is they would use the restroom and then leave 🤷🏽♂️ .
- Relationships: Don’t assume that everyone is in (or wants to be in) a straight/cis relationship. Use gender neutral language like “partner” if you are unsure of a persons relationship dynamics.
What else would you want to see on a list like this? Leave your suggestions in the comments!
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