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  • Tanya Kole

    Recently, there has been a surge in the employment of queer people and women in the corporate sector. What is important to be considered here is whether corporations beginning to encourage LGBTQ+ employees is truly beneficial for the community or if it is just token representation.
    As part of their diversity quota, corporations such as Amazon or Flipkart have been employing numerous queer folks in their warehouses as base-level workers. However, just because they are accepted into employment, does not guarantee their safety in such environments. In many such environments, these people continue to face stigma, discrimination and even physical or sexual violence. Considering these circumstances, is corporate employment for queer people truly a benefit, or just a way for big companies to fulfil their quotas and get more workers?
    However, it is also undeniable that some corporations have made policies that are truly considerate of the needs of queer people. For example, Hindustan Unilever Limited has made an internal policy to support gender affirmative surgery for transgender people, which is a very helpful mmove.
    I want to know further thoughts on this matter.

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