Building LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplaces: LGBTQ+ Employees and Allies Facing Forward Together
20-minute Spotlight Sessions
Day 3Session Code: Spotlight 10
When: March 12, 2020
Location/Room: Spotlight Stage
Presenter: Scott Fearing, University of Rochester
In 1980, Scott Fearing came out to himself as a gay man—and the world did not end … but it also was not very welcoming. Although great strides have been made toward LGBTQ+ inclusion during the past four decades, there is still so much left to do and LGBTQ+ people can’t do it alone. They need allies!
With his signature non-judgmental, approachable and humorous style, Fearing examines the power of the ally through personal stories and offers real-life, practical tips for supporting the LGBTQ+ people in your life.
- Understand how to become an active ally
- Explain the role that allies can play in creating an inclusive environment
- Identify five key behaviors that can help allies succeed