Winter 2018


Brian McNaught, Educator and Author

Webinar: February 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM

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NOTE: To get the most out of this webinar, please read Brian McNaught’s Guide to LGBTQ Issues in the Workplace,

This webinar is particularly useful to human resource professionals and individuals engaged in management rolls at their institution. Brian McNaught will talk with participants on how to make the case in your institution that:

  • LGBTQ issues, as all other issues of diversity, are a significant business concern.
  • Creating an environment in which everyone feels safe and valued requires proactive measures from every person.
  • It is essential to learn the proper terminology for the ever-changing paradigm of sexual attraction and gender identity.
  • Personal religious beliefs do not prevent others from behaving with professional respect as engaged members of the team.

This engaging and practical webinar, will include Brian’s suggested responses to workplace situations raised by the participants.

Named “the godfather of gay sensitivity training” by The New York Times, Brian McNaught is considered the world’s leading corporate diversity consultant dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues in the workplace. He is also the best-selling author of four watershed books on gay issues, all of which are used as college texts.

Since 1974, McNaught has drawn on his personal experiences and his skills as a sexuality educator to help audiences understand what it’s like to grow up gay and to deal with the common, daily challenges faced by gay and transgender people at work, at home, in their churches, and in their neighborhoods around the globe. He has addressed hundreds of professional and university audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, including those at Merrill Lynch, Toronto Dominion Bank, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, UBS, Chrysler, Ford, Morgan Stanley, Merck, DuPont, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, S.C. Johnson & Sons, Chubb, SONY, St. Paul Cos., Credit Suisse – First Boston, AT&T, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, Lucent, Avaya, Agilent Tech., NCR, the National Security Agency (NSA), Brookhaven National Labs, Battelle, and over 200 Colleges/Universities, including Harvard, Vanderbilt, Indiana University, Holy Cross, Penn State, MIT, and UCLA.

He has produced and/or is featured in six critically-acclaimed educational videos and DVDs – “Understanding and Managing Gay and Transgender Issues in the Workplace,” “On Being Gay,” “Gay Issues in the Workplace,” “Growing Up Gay and Lesbian,” “Homophobia in the Workplace,” and “Gay/Straight: Can We Talk?” He is the author of A Disturbed Peace – Selected Writings of an Irish Catholic Homosexual (1981), On Being Gay – Thoughts on Family, Faith and Love (1988), Gay Issues in the Workplace (1993), Now That I’m Out, What Do I Do?(1997), “Sex Camp” (2005), and Are You Guys Brothers? (2008), all of which are used as college texts on campuses throughout North America.

McNaught earned his B.A in Journalism from Marquette University. He is certified by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) as a sexuality educator. He and his life partner Ray Struble live in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Provincetown, MA.



NEPDEC’s mission is to create a more inclusive, dynamic culture in our region and to prepare for increasingly complex and diverse communities and workplaces. To achieve these goals, we:
* provide educational programming/consultation,
* support member’s diversity initiatives,
* organize networking and social events for relaxed interaction and sharing, and
* build alliances among historically isolated groups.

Through cooperation, we address regional diversity issues with greater impact and economies of scale.