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Gays and Lesbians: Minority Stress
An examination of the causes of minority stress for gays and lesbians in the workplace.
# 111706 | 1,387 words | 7 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper discusses the phenomenon that while gays and lesbians are an integral part of the work force today and their numbers are growing, they still exhibit symptoms of minority stress at the workplace. The paper defines minority stress and studies the reasons behind this persistent problem. It looks briefly at what can be done to reduce minority stress for gays and lesbians.

Sample of Sources Used:

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