These narratives are an exploration into the complexity of heteronormativity in the American workplace. They contribute to the field of critical qualitative research by complexifying and storying the experiences of individuals who identify as gay or lesbian in the workplace. Each of the six stories is titled using the participants’ words and the asterisks mark shifts in the narrative. This essay centers around each story yet all of the narrratives unite to complicate our understanding of “one” story of heteronomativity. Hopefully this piece starts and continues conversations about the varied experiences individuals who identify as gay or lesbian navigate in the workplace.
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