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<p>One of the biggest challenges for minority individuals, whether based on sexual identity or other factor, who are attempting to make it in business is confronting existing paradigms and structures. In the business profession, those tend to revolve around male dominance and control.  This situation forces the individual to either consent and adapt to that system, or confront it and try to make changes to it to allow more diversity and participation by all.</p>
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<p>The global LGBTQ community lost many notable individuals during the year. Each of these individuals has played an important and visible role in creating an awareness, sensitivity, profile, and as an activist for human rights as they relate to minorities and sexual diversities. These individuals made contributions in the field of journalism, theatre, television, film, sports, religion, activism, fashion, business, politics, and books.</p>
  
<p>Transgender individuals face this challenge on several fronts. There are a multitude of biases and stereotypes they must face in the business world.</p>
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<p>The year witnessed many individuals passing away who contributed firsts in their fields: the U.K.'s first transgender model, the first out U.S. Ambassador, the U.S.'s first transgender Mayor, and the world's first woman photojournalist.  The creator of the red ribbon campaign also passed away in 2021.</p>
  
<p>Many successful transgender business people state that a principal reason for their success has been their ability to live their lives genuinely.  They argue that they got into a business which allowed them to be themselves, whether amongst fellow employees, customers, or simply on their own. They have been able to successfully harmonize their private life and their business life.  To do otherwise would have been very challenging and mentally exhausting.</p>
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<p>Each will be remembered for their personal and professional impact on their friends, communities, and the world at large. Queerbio.com is proud to ensure their legacy within the LGBTQ community.</p>
  
<p>In large organizations, having a supportive HR department with appropriate policies on issues of diversity is imperative.  Despite the growing awareness of the challenges faced by transgender individuals in a business environment, many companies are ill-equipped to create the policies and culture that would support a transgender indivdiual.  A recent survey revealed that 90 per cent of transgender individuals experience harassment or discrimination at work, forcing 77 per cent of them to hide their gender identity or avoid their transitioning. For the business, this hostility and discrimination increases absenteeism, undermine commitment and motivation, and decrease productivity and output of their workforce.  It is estimated this results in a loss of US$ 64 billion in annual profits for American companies.</p> 
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<p>We are saddened to present notable LGBTQ deaths in 2021 from Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, Scotland, Tonga, and The United States. To read more and see the complete list, click '''[[Prominent LGBTQ Deaths in 2021|HERE]]'''</p>
 
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<p>The transgender individuals who are successful in business have been able to overcome this situation.  This success, in turn, has translated into confidence and comfort with their position and who they are.  They are role models for other transgender individuals in business.</p>
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<p>We have identified notable Transgender Business Leaders from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Malaysia, The Philippines, Poland, Scotland, Switzerland, and the United States. To read more and see the complete list, click '''[[Transgender Business Leaders|HERE]]'''</p>
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'''Directory of past 'Did You Know?' Articles''' [[Past 'Did You Know?' Articles|See Here]]
 
'''Directory of past 'Did You Know?' Articles''' [[Past 'Did You Know?' Articles|See Here]]

Latest revision as of 01:11, 10 January 2022

DID YOU KNOW?

Prominent LGBTQ Deaths in 2021

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The global LGBTQ community lost many notable individuals during the year. Each of these individuals has played an important and visible role in creating an awareness, sensitivity, profile, and as an activist for human rights as they relate to minorities and sexual diversities. These individuals made contributions in the field of journalism, theatre, television, film, sports, religion, activism, fashion, business, politics, and books.

The year witnessed many individuals passing away who contributed firsts in their fields: the U.K.'s first transgender model, the first out U.S. Ambassador, the U.S.'s first transgender Mayor, and the world's first woman photojournalist. The creator of the red ribbon campaign also passed away in 2021.

Each will be remembered for their personal and professional impact on their friends, communities, and the world at large. Queerbio.com is proud to ensure their legacy within the LGBTQ community.

We are saddened to present notable LGBTQ deaths in 2021 from Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, Scotland, Tonga, and The United States. To read more and see the complete list, click HERE

Directory of past 'Did You Know?' Articles See Here


The goal of QueerBio.com is to be the definitive online biographical reference source for the international LGBTQ community. Its database lists over 17,000 contemporary and historical figures who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, two-spirit, or gender fluid (LGBTQ) and includes artists, sports figures, politicians, entertainers, business leaders, academics, activists, and more. The database is widely international in scope and is an ideal source for research and analysis with full search and sort functionality.

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It's A Fabulous Morning! My Interviews With Fascinating People in the LGBTQ World (Pearse Murray and Mark S. Bonham, 2019) presents fascinating interviews with individuals from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit and Ally (LGBTQ) community. Icons such as Lily Tomlin, Chaz Bono, Melissa Etheridge, Mark Tewksbury, John Cameron Mitchell, Kathleen Wynne, Wanda Sykes, Tony Kushner, David Hockney, Edmund White and more provide their personal stories of the community and their lives within it. Compelling insight into events of the community, such as Toronto’s Bath House Raids, is also provided. 262 pages.

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A Path to Diversity: LGBTQ Participation in the Working World (Mark S. Bonham, 2017) investigates the current state of employment markets around the world for the LGBTQ community. Included is a discussion of equality in the workplace and why it is important to both the employer and employee, the wage gap, which professions are attractive to LGBTQ individuals and why, and the role of unions and government legislation. A survey of seventy five professions provides a status report for each, and seventy two biographies of influential LGBTQ professionals from around the world is included. 242 pages

Notables: 101 Global LBGTQ People Who Changed the World (Mark S. Bonham, 2015) reveals a group of select global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals whose accomplishments in their profession changed the world in some relevant way. Included are founders of various social movements, innovators in sports, leaders in business and politics, explorers and discoverers, instigators in religious movements, thinkers in philosophy, infamous villains, creators of new academic fields of study, and risk takers in the arts, culture, and entertainment worlds. 212 pages.

Champions: Biographies of Global LGBTQ Pioneers (Mark S. Bonham, 2014) reveals a group of select artists, writers, politicians, lawyers, sports figures, activists, and religious figures from around the world who have helped shape the history of the LGBTQ community. Presented in a convenient notebook format. 114 pages.

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