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Diversity in Practice: Covering

I have a friend who is a practicing lawyer, a single mother, and a lesbian.

Excerpt: Sexual orientation is integrated into diversity efforts, but it is treated as a lifestyle choice instead of a personal identity. Inclusion of gay and lesbian attorneys is addressed in theory, but the tough conversations on heterosexual privilege and subtle homophobia are carefully avoided. I continue to be surprised by the ongoing debate in workplaces about whether or not to integrate
sexual orientation as a key diversity priority.

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Cultures of WellnessDiversityEveryday InteractionsInclusionInclusive CulturesSexual Orientation
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