In 2015, roughly 50 of LGBTQ were not out in the workplace. You can be fired for being gay in 28 states. Michigan offers very limited protection to municipal employees. So as a private company Ford could legally fire an LGBTQ colleague without legal ramifications. Other minority/marginalized groups can see how well represented they are in an office setting. But you cant identify LGBTQ or Allies from appearance alone, so the feeling of isolation is usually greater. Curiosity is healthy and can lead you to understanding others better through respectful dialogue. Rock USA. The Maximum Rock Music and Camping Festival. An ally is a term used to describe someone who is supportive of LGBT people and their civil rights. GLOBE believes that an Active Ally is someone who outwardly expresses their support for LGBTQ people in order to develop and foster an environment of inclusion in the workplace and beyond.
5. Remember that youre human: Nobody knows everything. Dont be afraid to admit what you dont know! Allow yourself to make mistakes and learn from them. Give yourself time to learn, ask questions, and explore your own personal feelings.