Sexual Orientation

The first step in determining how best to promote an accepting and tolerant work environment is to understand the term "sexual orientation." Here are a couple of definitions from reputable sources:

These definitions should help in establishing a general understanding of the term sexual orientation. There is also a distinction that some make between sexual orientation and sexual behavior. For example, one may live a heterosexual lifestyle (marriage to a member of the opposite gender, sex with a member of the opposite gender) but may be homosexual (attraction to members of the same gender) or bisexual (attraction to members of both genders).