Wednesday, 20 January 2010

It's nice to be quoted

Stonewall's "Top 100 LGB Employers" list for the year is out and it's entertaining to see myself indirectly quoted in a Stonewall publication.
Manchester City Council’s Equal Opportunities in
Employment policy contains a paragraph on why bisexual
men and women may face unique issues in the workplace:
“The council recognises that bisexual people may be the
target of specific discrimination and that their experiences
often differ from those of lesbians and gay men. The council
recognises that fear of discrimination is the major factor
which forces bisexual people to conceal their sexuality
and to present themselves as heterosexual, lesbian or gay
depending on the situation.”
As well as consulting with their LGBT network group on
employment policies, Manchester City Council hold an
annual LGBT Discussion Day, inviting volunteers and
individuals who advocate on behalf of LGBT citizens. One
outcome of the day was the suggestion that bisexuality
should be referenced explicitly in organisational literature.

Ah. That would be from the presentations I did. Sweet.

Though isn't it most remarkable that "actually mentioning bis exist" is still considered a daring suggestion in a publication on LGB inclusion?

And you know, I still can't find this alleged new bi-inclusive stance anywhere on the City Council website. It seems to be a policy that Stonewall know about but Manchester council doesn't!

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