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The PROUT AT WORK-team collects interesting scientific studies around LGBT*IQ issues for you.

A Workplace Divided – Understanding the Climate for LGBTQ Workers Nationwide

Year of publication: 2018
Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

This study focuses on the experiences of LGBT*IQ workers in America in their everyday working lives. The results are presented in an understandable and visually appealing way.

Fixing The Flawed Approach To Diversity

Year of publication: 2019
Author: Matt Krentz, Justin Dean, Jennifer Garcia-Alonso, Miki Tsusaka, and Elliot Vaughn

In this study, which surveyed more than 16,500 people, BCG presents the most effective diversity and inclusion measures for cementing the influence of D&I in an organization. The publication addresses cross-dimensional measures but also LGBT*IQ specific activities.


Year of publication: 2020
Author: Dipl.-Psych. Prof. Dr. Dominic Frohn, B.Sc. Psych. Michael Wiens, B.Sc. Psych. Sarah Buhl, B.Sc. Psych. Milena Peitzmann, B.Sc. Psych. Nain Heiligers

The study pursues the objective of investigating the hitherto unsatisfactorily researched work situation of persons who classify themselves as belonging to the spectrum of inter/intersex/ innate variations of gender characteristics and to compare it differentially with the experiences of (endo*lesbian, gay, bi- and/or pansexual as well as trans* and/or non-binary persons. While the limited research available on inter* is mainly in the area of medically relevant factors, there is hardly any systematically collected data on psychosocial aspects of the multifaceted inter* realities of life.

LGBTQ+ voices. learning from lives experiences

Year of publication: 2020
Author: Peter Bailinson, William Decherd,
Diana Ellsworth, Maital Guttman

This McKinsey study examines the daily experiences of LGBT*IQ people in the workplace. It also places a focus on LBT*IQ women. Using the results of a survey of over 2,000 people, it also highlights 6 factors that help make a company’s workplace culture more LGBT*IQ friendly.

OUT at the OFFICE?!
Sexual Identity, (Anti-) Discrimination and Diversity at the workplace.

Year of publication: 2017
Author: Prof. Dr. Dominic Frohn,
Florian Meinhold, Christina Schmidt

The work situation of LGBT*IQ persons is still unsatisfactorily researched. There are hardly any qualitative and so far only a few quantitative studies that have focused in particular on work-related issues. The new edition of the study “Out at the Office?!” by Prof. Dr. Dominic Frohn, Florian Meinhold and Christina Schmidt looks at the current work situation of LGBT*IQ persons. On the one hand, essential changes within the last ten years for the work situation of lesbian and gay employees are elaborated. On the other hand, the study is expanded to include the perspective of bisexual and trans* employees, who have hardly been considered in research to date.

The L-Word in Business

Year of publication: 2020
Author: Prof. Dr. Regine Graml, Prof. Dr. Tobias Hagen, Prof. Dr. Yvonne Ziegler, Dr. Kristine Khachatryan, Ricky Astrida Herman,

The study, funded by the Bundesstiftung Magnus Hirschfeld and conducted by the Frankfurt University of Applied Science, focuses specifically on the situation of lesbian women in the workplace and addresses the intersection of homophobia and sexism, shedding light on the situation of working lesbian women in Germany in the application process and in their working lives. The results of the study as well as recommendations for action for companies to eliminate discrimination were furthermore written in cooperation with Wirtschaftsweiber e.V. and the PROUT AT WORK-Foundation.