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Proud Ally and Partner - Pride 2021

As we celebrate Pride Month, Leading NOW supports all organizations' goals of inclusion for all, and is a proud ally of the LGBTQ+ community and their work towards acceptance and equality each and every day. 
1 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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What Is The Significance of Being an Other?

In celebration of Pride Month, we invited Michelle Redfern, our Senior Consultant based in Melbourne, Australia, to author this blog post. Read ON!  --- I have been in a deeply committed and loving relationship with my (now) wife for nearly 20 years. Our relationship is public knowledge. However, in the early years of our relationship I wasn’t ‘out’ about my same sex relationship, particularly in my workplace. I made this choice because amongst other things, I was fearful of being judged and having my career aspirations affected because of my sexual identity. I worried about the negative consequences of being openly gay at work.  LGBTIQ+ people are often not able to bring their full self to work, feel like they have to hide elements of their life and have their psychological well-being compromised by feelings of ‘otherness’. This is a significant issue that  68% of LGBTIQ+ people in America are still grappling with. 
4 min read | Michelle Redfern
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