Chapter 7. Bringing All Families to Work Today: Equality for Gay and Lesbian Workers and Families

  1. Amy Marcus-Newhall3,
  2. Diane F. Halpern4 and
  3. Sherylle J. Tan4
  1. M. V. Lee Badgett1,2

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305272.ch7

The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

How to Cite

Badgett, M. V. L. (2008) Bringing All Families to Work Today: Equality for Gay and Lesbian Workers and Families, in The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach (eds A. Marcus-Newhall, D. F. Halpern and S. J. Tan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305272.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Scripps College, USA

  2. 4

    Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, Claremont McKenna College, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    UCLA, USA

  2. 2

    University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 1 AUG 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405163453

Online ISBN: 9781444305272

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Keywords:

  • equality for gay and lesbian workers and families;
  • reframing gay workplace issues;
  • business case for GLB equality;
  • GLB workplace life – the closet –employers and openness among GLB workers;
  • perceptions that a workplace is gay-supportive;
  • presence of gay co-workers and good reactions by coworkers;
  • GLB consumers;
  • emotional and physical difficulties

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • New Understandings of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Families

  • An Incomplete Revolution

  • Reframing Gay Workplace Issues

  • A Business Case for GLB Equality

  • Conclusions

  • References