This abstract is summarized by IPR from the original journal article published in the Journal of Public Relations Research.
Dr. Natalie T. J. Tindall and Dr. Richard D. Waters explored the experiences of gay men working in public relations.
In-depth interviews and focus groups were conducted to allow participants to discuss their careers openly.
Key findings include:
– Practitioners indicated that they enjoyed working in public relations, although there were areas where they were dissatisfied.
– Respondents suggested ways to improve the working environment for gay men, including:
– Increased awareness of personal lives and the gay community
– Reduction of stereotypes
– Adopting diversity-friendly policies
Read more to discover how gay men perceive the public relations workplace and its opportunities for better diversity and inclusion.