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ERIC Number: EJ892447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Connecting, Supporting, Colliding: The Work-Based Interactions of Young LGBQ-Identifying Workers and Older Queer Colleagues
Willis, Paul
Journal of LGBT Youth, v7 n3 p224-246 2010
While attention has been given to older employees' experiences of sexuality-based discrimination and harassment, this paper explores young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer identifying employees' (18-26 years old) accounts of working with queer coworkers and managers in Australian workplaces. Two sets of relationships are evidenced and discussed: (a) relationships of connection, affirmation, and support, and (b) relationships of conflict and division. These relationships highlight the multiple points of difference in organizational power and social status between younger and older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer identifying employees. This sparks a critical appraisal of the limitations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer employee groups and networks as a strategy for developing inclusive organizations. (Contains 2 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia