Tag: LGBT

Who Really Cares if the Boss is Gay?

Gossip (Vanessa Amorosi song)

The impetus might have been the convergence of former BP CEO John Browne’s new book on his life as a closeted exec with the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Or maybe it was simply bad form, like mentioning someone’s cancer prognosis or divorce when the news isn’t public. While it wasn’t news to some in Silicon […]

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When Do You Recommend with Reservations?

Chick-fil-A

The email from the prospective applicant family asked my thoughts regarding my son’s grade school. It could have just as easily been about a place to work or somebody referencing an employee. It brought to mind a simple question. When do you shift from “highly recommend” to a more nuanced “recommend with reservations?” Just as the […]

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LGBT or LGBTQ? Words Matter. So Do Letters.

Eight-striped rainbow flag. Drawn by Fibonacci.

An Open Letter June 19, 2012   Patrick Bassett President, National Association of Independent Schools 1129 20th Street NW, Suite 800 Washington DC 22036   Dear Mr. Bassett, My son’s K-8 independent school in the San Francisco Bay area recently participated in the NAIS supported AIM (Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism) survey earlier this January. While […]

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