Title of Presentation

The Impacts of Gender Based Discrimination In The Workplace on Nonbinary Employees

Presenter Biography

Ky Dullum is a senior undergraduate student at the Portland State University honors college majoring in Psychology. He plans to pursue a masters degree in social work and public health and hopes to pursue a career in outreach and advocacy work. His activism interests include building community and social support, harm reduction, LGBTQIA2S+ liberation, police and prison abolition, and antiracism

Institution

PSU

Program/Major

Psychology

Degree

BA

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

6-4-2022 1:26 PM

End Date

6-4-2022 1:32 PM

Keywords

Non-binary, workplace, employees, discrimination, LGBTQ

Abstract

THE IMPACTS OF GENDER BASED DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

ON NONBINARY EMPLOYEES



This proposed study examines how workplace experiences of discrimination and interactions with coworkers and patrons affect the way that nonbinary and gendernonconforming employees identify with and express their gender. The prejudice and discrimination faced by transgender people in the workplace has serious effects on physical and mental wellbeing and is correlated with negative mental health outcomes. Additionally barriers to accessing employment and especially employer-provided health insurance directly affects many transgender people’s ability to medically transition, due to extremely high costs of gender affirming medical treatments as well as the scarcity of institutionalized resources from state funding. We aim to recruit 15 individuals who identify as nonbinary or gendernonconforming to complete semi-structured interviews. We will utilize a purposive theoretical sampling strategy and the interviews will be recorded and transcribed before being thematically coded. We expect that our findings will have important implications for better understanding both nonbinary and gendernonconforming identity development and erasure in the workplace.

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Apr 6th, 1:26 PM Apr 6th, 1:32 PM

The Impacts of Gender Based Discrimination In The Workplace on Nonbinary Employees

THE IMPACTS OF GENDER BASED DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

ON NONBINARY EMPLOYEES



This proposed study examines how workplace experiences of discrimination and interactions with coworkers and patrons affect the way that nonbinary and gendernonconforming employees identify with and express their gender. The prejudice and discrimination faced by transgender people in the workplace has serious effects on physical and mental wellbeing and is correlated with negative mental health outcomes. Additionally barriers to accessing employment and especially employer-provided health insurance directly affects many transgender people’s ability to medically transition, due to extremely high costs of gender affirming medical treatments as well as the scarcity of institutionalized resources from state funding. We aim to recruit 15 individuals who identify as nonbinary or gendernonconforming to complete semi-structured interviews. We will utilize a purposive theoretical sampling strategy and the interviews will be recorded and transcribed before being thematically coded. We expect that our findings will have important implications for better understanding both nonbinary and gendernonconforming identity development and erasure in the workplace.