Sociological Imagination: Western’s Undergraduate Sociology Student Journal

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Managing a Homosexual Identity within a Heteronormative Workplace Environment


This paper investigates the experiences of openly gay men within the workplace. In exploring the obstacles unique to sexual minorities within the labour market, three common identity management strategies are reviewed. Many studies have documented not only the existence of sexual orientation-based workplace discrimination but also its prevalence within contemporary society. In arguing for the importance of acceptance-based education, this paper advocates for increased tolerance within the workplace.

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