Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) Workplace Policy

  • Nicole M. EliasEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_2396-1




Sexual attraction to two or more genders


A cisgender person is a person whose gender identity and sex assigned at birth are in alignment


A man or man-aligned person who is attracted only to men or men-aligned people

Gender identity

A perception and presentation of one’s own gender

Gender inclusion

Equity, fairness, and representation of all genders

Gender nonconforming

A gender nonconforming person is a person whose gender identity and/or expression is not typical according to mainstream gender norms. A gender nonconforming person is not necessarily a transgender or gender variant person

Gender variance

A synonym for gender nonconforming, a gender variant person is one whose gender identity or expression does not conform to traditional gender norms


A social construct that assigns physical and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public Management, John Jay College of Criminal JusticeCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA