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Welcome to Act up: From managing 2SLGBTQ+ identity to changing workplace discrimination

We are a group of researchers from York University and University of Houston Downtown (USA) who have great interests in understanding how 2SLGBTQ+ employees cope with workplace discrimination and make efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Canada is proud of our inclusivity of sexual minorities; nonetheless, workplace discrimination against 2SLGBTQ+ individuals is still evident. To better understand the current status of workplace discrimination and to explore how 2SLGBTQ+ employees cope with and change discrimination in their organizations, we conduct multiple research projects sponsored by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


Act up: From managing 2SLGBTQ+ identity to changing workplace discrimination

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Everyone Accounts: A revisit of 2SLGBTQ+ Employees Workplace Behavior of Disrupting Workplace Heterosexism and Advocating Equal Treatment in China

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Do you see what I see? The role of 2SLGBTQ+ employees' networks in shaping their experiences of workplace discrimination and wellbeing

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How Employee Networks Create Wellbeing (Webinar)

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 12 PM to 1 PM EST – this event is exclusive for employees of our Proud Partners and Community Partners.

Daily greetings, lunch outings, “watercooler” chats, after-work socials, personal acknowledgements and birthday celebrations. Informal social interactions between employees can contribute to a greater sense of community, belonging, and inclusion in the workplace. But what happens when all employees aren’t meaningfully included? The results are multifold and 2SLGBTQIA+ employees are often intimately familiar with the impacts. Do employers have a role to play in guiding inclusive social engagements between employees? And what responsibilities do employees have in contributing to the social culture at work?

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Our Team

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You-Ta Chuang


School of Administrative Studies

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Jing Wang

Associate Professor

School of Human Resource Management

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Chris Zhang

Assistant Professor

University of Houston Downtown

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Zoe Chan

Project coordinator 

Sophia Bryan-Carbonell

Research assistant