Lesbians have always been part of the paid workforce. But it’s been a long struggle for equal rights. The sneers, jokes, bullying and discrimination have always been there. But slowly, progress is being made. In this webinar, we explore some of the issues and challenges still faced by lesbians at work and in life through Fran Webber’s own experiences.
The interview meanders across the following discussion areas:
- Interviewing Fran Webber
- Language first: are you comfortable being called a lesbian or do you prefer to be called a gay woman?
- Tell us a little about yourself and what being a lesbian means to you.
- How was it for you when you came out? Can you briefly share your coming out story?
- What are the safe places for lesbians to gather? Are there lesbian clubs?
- What are some of the stereotypes associated with being a lesbian?
- Have you ever encountered those in a workplace? If so, what did you do about it?
Transcript of interview with Fran Webber hosted by Bronte Price
Bronte: Well, hi! It’s Bronte Price here from the Equality Network and I’m a cisgender gay guy and welcome to yet another safe space chat where, bit by bit, we talk to various people from the LGBTIQ+ community and we talk about all sorts of issues.
Fran: Back in the workplace…
Fran: Well I think the big win is the acceptance of us.