There is a long history of inequality, oppression and even violence towards LGBTQ+ people. Today, there are policies and legislation designed to give people equal opportunities irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity. However, the reality is that LGBTQ+ people still face discrimination and exclusion in the workplace and wider society.
Most people don’t intend to be disrespectful or discriminate. They perhaps don’t fully understand the diverse representations of sex, gender and sexual orientation, and don’t realise the impact their words and actions can have. But by becoming more aware of the correct terminology, and learning how to be respectful, we can help break down stigmas, prejudices and biases. It also allows us to build more equal, diverse and inclusive workplaces, where everyone feels safe and empowered.
This Gender and Sexuality Awareness Online Training course takes on average 40 minutes to complete.