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Straight jobs, gay lives : gay and lesbian professionals, the Harvard Business School, and the American workplace

Author: Annette Friskopp; Sharon Silverstein
Publisher: New York, NY : Touchstone, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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"The men and women who discuss their experiences in Straight Jobs, Gay Lives talk frankly about such issues as coming out versus being closeted in the workplace, harassment, discrimination, health and insurance benefits, resources and support groups, and the differences between the experiences of gay men and lesbians. Straight Jobs, Gay Lives includes hundreds of personal stories of men and women of all ages and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Handbooks and manuals
Interviews
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annette Friskopp; Sharon Silverstein
ISBN: 0684824132 9780684824130 0684804247 9780684804248
OCLC Number: 35682660
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Description: 526 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Overview --
2. Gay Life at Harvard Business School --
3. Discrimination Against Individuals at Work --
4. Overcoming Impersonal Discrimination at Work --
5. Being Closeted at Work --
6. Coming Out at Work --
7. Networking --
8. Success --
9. Gender --
10. Race and Ethnicity --
11. Parents, Partners, and Children --
12. HIV, AIDS, and Gay Professionals --
Conclusion --
Gay Workplace Resource Guide --
Selected Reading Guide --
Harvard and MBA-related Resources --
Top business school policies as of February 1995 --
Locations with Nondiscrimination Policies --
Jurisdictions Where Second-Parent Adoptions for Same-Sex Couples Have Been Approved --
Employer Policies --
Gay Employee Groups --
Gay Professional Organizations.
Responsibility: Annette Friskopp, Sharon Silverstein.

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Based on a Harvard Business School study, this book is a readable and candid examination of the working lives of America's gays and lesbians. Men and women at every career stage and across the  Read more...

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