About this Event
In recent years, February has become known as LGBT History Month – a month which sees an annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. As such, in February 2023, it seems timely and apt to reflect on the current situation regarding LGBTQ+ people, and their experiences in the workplace.
This event will examine and discuss these issues, and in particular will focus on ways in which organisation culture can become more authentically inclusive for LGBTQ+ employees.
Recent years have seen many positive changes in the law as well as in social attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people. Despite many advancements in some organisations, heteronormative and homophobic cultures continue to stigmatise gay employees preventing many from coming out.
This talk will be led by Dr. Aidan McKearney, who is an associate professor in Human Resource Management at London South Bank University; and Dr. Chryssy Hunter, from Opening Doors, a large UK charity providing activities, events, information and support services specifically for LGBTQ+ people.
Aidan’s research focuses on sexual citizenship, and on managing diversity; and in particular on issues around lesbian, gay and bisexual inclusion in the workplace. Chryssy’s research specialises on the experiences of trans and sexgender nonconforming people. Chryssy was until recently Chair of Trustees for Gendered Intelligence and is a member of the Bent Bars Collective.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
LSBU Business School, Room LRC 312, Business School, London, United Kingdom