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7th December 2020

For research to have a real impact, it must be inclusive – shaped by diverse voices at every stage. We are committed to supporting diversity in the work we publish, in our workforce, and in wider society.

To mark Pride Month, we've gathered together research from across our books and journals and made it free for you to read. Below, you'll also find blog pieces, special issues, and call for papers around these research areas.

Publisher Helen Beddow

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If you have an idea for a journal special issue, a new book series, monograph or are interested in discussing other ways to disseminate your research, get in touch with our gender and diversity publisher Dr Helen Beddow.

Lives, livelihoods and progress

As many LGBTQ+ organisations across the world look to embrace the BLM protests and actions into their focus for Pride Month, 2020 rings especially loud with echoes of the Stonewall uprising of 1969 in New York, where the actions of BAME trans people including Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P Johnson forged the Gay Liberation Movement into what we know now as the Pride movement.

Read Kathryn Pierce's blog

Free access articles and book chapters

Our publications have content on LGBTQ+ that we would like to share with you.


Free access to this content has been extended until 27 July, as part of our focus into inclusivity and diversity.

Why are bathrooms inclusive if the stacks exclude? Systemic exclusion of trans and gender nonconforming persons in post-Trump academic librarianship

Reference Services Review

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Inclusion and exclusion of sexual minorities at organisations: Evidence from LGBT NGOs in Turkey and the UK

Journal of Organizational Change Management

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Family support, school-age and workplace bullying for LGB people

International Journal of Manpower

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Workplace positive actions, trans people’s self-esteem and human resources’ evaluations

International Journal of Manpower

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LGBTQ+ Librarianship in the 21st Century

Emerging Directions of Advocacy and Community Engagement in Diverse Information Environments

LGBTQ+ Terminology, Scenarios and Strategies, and Relevant Web-Based Resources in the 21st Century: A Glimpse

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Pride and Prejudice: The case of Barilla S.p.A.

Diversity within Diversity Management: Volume 22

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An investigation of fit perceptions and promotability in sexual minority candidates

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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The Claim for Actorhood in Institutional Work

Agents, Actors, Actorhood: Institutional Perspectives on the Nature of Agency, Action, and Authority: Volume 58

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The strange case of dating apps at a gay resort: hyper-local and virtual-physical leisure

Tourism Review

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To what extent does Sussex Recovery College reflect its community? An equalities and diversity audit

Mental Health and Social Inclusion

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"Hard to find": information barriers among LGBT college students

Aslib Journal of Information Management

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Between the corporation and the closet: Ethically researching LGBTQ+ identities in the workplace

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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Moving into the Mainstream: Is that Somewhere We Want to Go in the United Kingdom?

LGBTQ+ Librarianship in the 21st Century: Emerging Directions of Advocacy and Community Engagement in Diverse Information Environments: Volume 45

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Unions as institutional entrepreneurs: The contribution of unions to the diffusion and adaptation of LGBT diversity initiatives

Journal of Organizational Change Management

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Special issues and calls for papers

Take a look at our special issues and calls for papers on LGBTQ+.


See all our calls for papers

Emerald Studies in Gender, Sexuality and Education

Series editor: Vanita Sundaram, University of York

View call for proposals

Emerald Studies in Gender, Health and Technology

Series editors: Karen Throsby and Sonja Erikainen


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Special Issue: LGBTQ research in management and institutions: broadening the lens

Journal of Organizational Change Management

Editor: Professor Emeritus Slawomir Magala, Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands

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Challenging cis-normativity and gender binarism in management research

Gender in Management

Guest editors: Thomas Köllen, University of Bern and Nick Rumens, Oxford Brookes Business School

Due: 31 July 2020

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights: Towards Universal Health Coverage Policy and Programming

International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare

Guest editor: Dr. Ritu Mahendru, Canterbury Christ Church University

Due: 15 November 2020

View call for papers

Pride in our publishing

Browse some of our journals that feature research on LGBTQ+ inclusion. Get in touch with Helen to discuss your research further and your publishing options across our journals, books and open research platform. 

Interested in submitting your research?

Whether you have a journal article, book or chapter, or want to find out about publishing open access, fill in the form and our publisher Helen will get in touch with you to discuss your research further. We look forward to hearing from you.

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