"No one has done a better job of chronicling what it is like to be gay in America."
– U.S. Representative Barney Frank
See & Hear Brian in Action
Brian introduces a new video explaining what to say, and how to create a respectful workplace that is inclusive of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender co-workers.
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Gays At Work...In Closet
by NPR Staff
Almost half of college-educated professionals who identify as LGBT are not open about their sexual orientation at work. That's according to a recent study from the Center for Work-Life Policy. Host Michel Martin explores why that's the case with Brian McNaught, a corporate diversity consultant, and Karen Sumberg of the Center for Work-Life Policy.
Brian shares stories and strategies with Christie Hardwick on his television program, Stonewall Portraits: Profiles in Pride, which features the men and women who have made significant contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
Stonewall Portraits: An Interview with Brian McNaught
Selection of video clips from Brian's DVD Understanding and Managing Gay and Transgender Issues in the Workplace:
"the godfather of gay sensitivity training"
– The New York Times
Brian McNaught's Online Manager's Guide for Gay & Transgender Workplace Issues
The most useful and trustworthy online resource for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workplace issues from the leader in gay diversity training is now available. With the click of a mouse, your managers company-wide have around-the-clock access to the best guidance available.
A global team of corporate diversity managers, trainers, sexuality educators, and members of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employee resource groups participated in the creation of this culturally-sensitive, easy-to-use, up-to-date web-based resource.
A selection by Brian from his book:
"Neither Ray nor I are perfect people, nor is our relationship perfect. But we work for each other and the relationship works for us. I bless the day that he crossed the street and climbed into my car in 1976, ready to guide me to our new home and ultimately to our new life together. I bless the choices we have made to stay together throughout these many years despite the obstacles we have faced, created by others and by ourselves.
"We have tried very hard to create worlds for each other in which we would both feel very safe and very valued. Our homes have been decorated with both rich reminders of our mutual journey and with whimsical touchstones of our youth. We have shielded ourselves to the best of our ability from the cynicism of others, both gay and straight, and from the conscious and deliberate efforts of the Vatican and of socially conservative politicians to undermine our relationship.
"No one can... ever again complain, 'We have no models of gay men together'."
– Kate Clinton
"We two middle-class, Midwestern, Irish Catholic gay men from families of seven, have endured a great deal in order to love one another as intimate spouses. It has often been a lonely, frightening path in which we were buffeted by hostility in our families, our neighborhoods, our Church, our places of employment, and in our country. We have wounds from the hurtful things that have been said and done to us by people who were horrified by or jealous of our same-sex intimacy."
A Note from Brian
My name is Brian McNaught. I'm an educator on the issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. I do so through my books, video tapes, DVDs, and public presentations. Since 1974, I've been working primarily with predominantly heterosexual audiences in corporate and college settings helping people to better understand the unique challenges and opportunities faced by gay people to acknowledge, affirm, and integrate our sexual orientation into our family, faith, and work communities. My experience underscores that anyone can be an ally, and that building bridges of mutual respect requires putting a face on the issue. I hope you'll find here the support you're looking for in addressing these issues. If not, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.
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