Fazlul Shifan

BA (Hons) Studio Practice (Graphic Design)


Email: [email protected]

Phone: +447901837880

Discrimination against LGBTQI+ individuals in the workplace is a significant issue, and it can take many forms, from obvious acts of prejudice to subtle forms of bias. This kind of discrimination can make LGBTQI+ employees feel uncomfortable, unappreciated, and even pressured to leave their jobs.

As a graphic designer, you have a unique opportunity to support the LGBTQI+ community and promote inclusivity through your creative work. LGBTQI+ individuals in the workplace may experience discrimination in various ways, such as being denied job opportunities or
promotions, facing unfair treatment or harassment, experiencing subtle forms of discrimination, feeling excluded in conversations, and dealing with unsupportive policies for same-sex couples or nontraditional families.

The impact of such discrimination can be significant, leading to feelings of isolation and stress for those who feel alone in their workplace due to their gender identity or sexual orientation. It can also result in mental health challenges from the need to hide one’s identity or endure a hostile work environment, as well as economic consequences
like job loss or limited career advancement opportunities.

The LGBTQI+ community in Sri Lanka faces societal, political, and legal challenges that have led to their isolation and separation from the wider society. This exclusion has made it difficult for them to access services and has increased their exposure to social and economic exclusion. Moreover, the discrimination and bias they face from society create barriers, causing many individuals within the LGBTQI+ community to hide their identities and endure different types of prejudice and violence.

It’s crucial for Sri Lankan organizations to create An inclusive work environment that welcomes diversity and provides support. LGBTQI+ employees. While efforts have been made to promote inclusivity, the
LGBTQI+ community still faces obstacles at work due to the lack of protections and societal biases. Graphic design influences many aspects of our daily lives. As a graphic designer, it’s important to promote diversity and inclusivity through design. This can be achieved by creating logos, branding materials, and campaigns that represent the LGBTQI+ community using symbols and color palettes that resonate with them. Additionally, designing materials for events such as Pride Month can help celebrate LGBTQI+ identities and promote visibility, ultimately creating a sense of community and belonging.

In conclusion, graphic design is a crucial ally in the fight for LGBTQI+ rights and acceptance. It not only amplifies the community’s voice but also weaves a tapestry of shared experiences and aspirations. As society moves towards greater inclusivity, the role of graphic design in shaping and reflecting LGBTQI+ identities will undoubtedly continue to grow.

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The Missing Piece LGBTQI+ poster
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