It’s another working day and you’re at your desk. You get a message from your closest friend who asks whether you’re feeling better after the LGBTQ shaming and disrespectful comments from your colleague a few days ago. Another message follows stating you should be proud of who you are and to keep your head up.
It’s lunch break and you get up to grab a bite, when the same colleague from a few days ago meets you in the hallway. He greets you by saying “Good morning, DNA mistake”. You try to ignore him, but he corners you and says that people like you are sick in their mind and can be easily cured with a fist or two. He starts laughing.
The challenge is to handle the bullying and avoid future harassment. If you’re too rude, he may end up hitting you. If you ignore this, he will continue doing this every day.
At the end of this training, you should understand what it would be like to be in the shoes of a member of the LGBTQ community, to get empathy for diversity and a reflection of a bully’s behavior.