Just under half of respondents (44.4%) either agreed or strongly agreed that they avoid collaborating or interacting with workmates who they know or feel have views opposed to the LGBTQIA+ communities. A common theme from the qualitative data was the importance of respect and tolerance. Some respondents acknowledged that although there were some positive changes that there is still some way to go. Our respondents told us that workplaces with a traditional masculine culture and/or male dominated workforce created a lesser sense of collaborating or interaction between rainbow employees and others.
“I avoid collaborating or interacting with workmates who I know, or feel, have views opposed to the LGBTQIA+ communities”
Some people feel accepted and not judged by their colleagues and managers but sadly not all had such positive experiences