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Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Program of International Business
Robert G. Eliason
Before pursuing an international career, members of the LGBTQIA+ community must be aware of the hardship that may be exacerbated by living and working abroad. This study addresses the trends in laws, including employment and anti-discrimination laws, that provide and restrict certain rights of members of the LGBTQIA+ community in eight countries. These nations, both progressive and discriminatory, include the United States, England, Switzerland, Germany, Taiwan, China, the Philippines and Kazakhstan. Eight LGBTQIA+ business professionals spoke on their experiences living and working in each of these countries and provided advice to members of the community wishing to pursue an international career. Some shared how welcome they felt while others shared how hindered they were in work and life. It was found that many LGBTQIA+ individuals can be successful and happy in an international career but have a greater duty to be aware of their rights and the hardships they may face than their cisgender heterosexual counterparts.
Krendel, John R., "Where the rainbow ends: The hidden humanitarian crisis for members of the LGBTQIA+ community in international business" (2022). Senior Honors Projects, 2020-current. 149.
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