NewsOnline Workshop: Focus On Coming Out at Work

Pride Business Forum Invites you to attend this online session where we will discuss so-called minority stress, why coming out is a difficult process and how can we help LGBT+ people to be themselves, for example through the activities of LGBT+ employee resource groups.

When: February 1, 2022, 4–5 PM on ZOOM

Language: English

Speakers: Michal Pitoňák, Irena Smetáčková, Václav Horecký, Kook Law

According to Prof. Flegr from Charles University, 6–10 % of Czech adults are non-heterosexual. This section of society continues to face prejudice and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Coming out is a long and complicated process and LGBT+ people consider in what spaces and to what degree to be open. The workplace is one of the most delicate and high-stakes places in which LGBT+ people come out – studies show that LGBT+ employees are afraid of their colleagues’ reactions and the deterioration of the working environment.