Steps you can take to support LGBTQ colleagues this Pride Month

“At the end of the day, I’d rather be excluded for who I include than be included for who I exclude.”—Eston Williams, Reverend

This month is LGBTQ Pride, a time to commemorate The Stonewall riots in June 1969. While much progress has been made since then, including the American Psychiatric Association removing homosexuality from its list of mental health illnesses in 1973, studies show that if you’re an LGBTQ employee, you share some of the same concerns of recrimination and stigmatization as those struggling with mental illness in the workplace: fear your boss would treat you differently, question your ability to function in your position, discriminate against you or pass you over for promotions and pay raises.

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