Study: Out at the Office?!

Out at the Office?! Sexual Identity, (Anti-)Discrimination and Diversity in the workplace



An appreciative approach in dealing with its own employees has become an increasing and integral part of the corporate philosophy.

But is the simple emphasis on diversity really enough to live it? Does the corporate culture really provide an open space to express one’s sexual identity and/ or gender identity? This and further questions are addressed in the new edition of the study “Out at the Office?!” by Prof. Dr. Dominic Frohn, Florian Meinhold und Christina Schmidt.

In 2017, Prof. Dr. Dominic Frohn published his updated edition of his highly regarded study “Out at the Office?!”. Ten years after the first edition, he draws a comparison on what changed within the last decade for LGBT* people in the workplace with interesting results. Therefore, he includes the perspective of bisexual and trans* employees, to draw the attention on those who are also affected by e.g. discrimination in the workplace but did not play a big part in research till now.

If you are interested, you can download the Executive Summary here.

You are interested in the detailed german version of the study “Out at the Office?!“? Thanks to the support of the PROUT AT WORK-Foundation you can request a free copy on the homepage of the Institute forDiversity and Anti-Discrimination Research.