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Allies at Work: Creating a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Inclusive Work Environment Hardcover – October 1, 2009

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"Continuing to harness the power of a more diverse workplace remains vital to the quest for a more equal America and Dr. Hall's Allies at Work should be required reading for every corporate leader in America."
Lisa Sherman
Executive Vice President and General Manager
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"From one great ally to the potential army of others, David Hall provides compelling incentives and good, practical guidance on how to successfully create a safe and productive workplace for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees and the countless others who love them."
Brian McNaught

"In Allies at Work, Dr David Hall cleanly breaks down the wall of privilege that often blocks full inclusion for LGBT employees. He eloquently changes a reader's potential biased beliefs and assumptions."
Meghan Stabler
National LGBT Activist

"David Hall... is an intelligent, hardworking man who brings a combination of grassroots experience and sincere commitment... David is an optimist who confronts problems by actively seeking ways to improve society."
Hon. Edward G. Rendell
Governor of Pennsylvania

"Allies At Work is an indispensable asset that fills a void in LGBT workplace advocacy reference material. Allies, employee resource group sponsors, senior managers, human resource and diversity professionals and LGBT leaders should consider Allies At Work a must-read."
Louise Young, Ph.D.
Founder, Raytheon Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Employee Resource Group

"This important new book takes on the missing link for workplace advocates on LGBT issues: heterosexual allies. Allies have played an important role in creating welcoming workplaces, but until this book came along, they were often invisible."
Lee Badgett, Ph.D.
Research Director, Williams Institute --Out & Equal, 2009
--Out & Equal, 2009

About the Author

Dr. David M. Hall is a distinguished corporate diversity trainer and college instructor, having taught graduate courses in The History and Ethics of Human Sexuality, Sexuality and Law, Addressing LGBTQ Issues in School, and other related topics. His long list of clients includes JP Morgan Chase, Merck, the U.S. Department of Energy, PSE&G, The Hershey Company, and The University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hall is a founding co-chair of Out & Equal Greater Philadelphia and a recipient of teaching and humanitarian awards at the national, state, and local level.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 159 pages
  • Publisher: Out & Equal Workplace Advocates; 1 edition (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615306829
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615306827
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #653,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am straight; this book made me think about things I take for granted as a straight person in a workplace. It was really eye-opening, raises your awareness if you let it. It would be extremely useful to anyone in Human Resources, or anyone who needs to lead a workshop about diversity/tolerance. Although it is useful for anyone to read, it would be especially useful to workshop leaders because it has great guidelines for activities and discussions for such workshops. Every straight person should read this book.
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All too often, we do not know how to treat lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people we meet in our daily lives. Thsi can seem even more difficult in a workplace setting - what is appropriate behavior?

Dr. Hall creates a book that not only helps the reader understand the LGBT experience and empathize, but also how to integrate this into a workplace setting. Recognizing that LGBT people face hardship and discrimination, he also lays out concrete steps that one can do to become a true ally to LGBT people and help create a better workplace environment for all.

He packs this little book with research and actionable lessons, while at the same time as a writing style that is at times conversational, and makes for a very easy and enjoyable read.
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I use this book in my course, "LGBTQ Issues in the Workplace" at Alliant International University in SF. Students are mostly graduate students in psychology coming from a variety of backgrounds, both straight and gay. They really appreciate the book and find it very readable and informative. It is full of inclusive workplace strategies that are helpful whether you are in a leadership position or simply interested in being a better informed, more collegial member of the workforce.
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