Summary of Including Non-Binary People

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In the past few years, organizational diversity has been in the spotlight. Companies in Silicon Valley and beyond have struggled to be inclusive of all their employees and clients. The activist group Scottish Trans Alliance recommends adding gender identity to the mix, and offers guidance on how employers and service providers can better include nonbinary people. getAbstract recommends this systematic guide to human resources professionals and managers interested in creating diverse organizations.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What “nonbinary” gender identity means,
  • How workplaces and service providers inadvertently exclude nonbinary people, and
  • How organizations can change policies and practices to include nonbinary and LGBT people in the workplace culture.
 

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Vic Valentine is the policy officer at the Scottish Transgender Alliance, which advocates for transgender rights and inclusion in Scotland. The national LGBT charity Equality Network runs the project.

 

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“Nonbinary” people don’t see themselves as men or women. Instead, their gender may be “in-between or beyond the two categories.” Some don’t consider themselves to have a gender at all. A Scottish Trans Alliance survey in the United Kingdom found that many nonbinary people hesitate to be open about their identity and fear discrimination. For instance, 60% felt uncomfortable coming out to National Health Services. Companies can better include nonbinary people by:

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