Named "the godfather of gay sensitivity training" by The New York Times, Brian McNaught is considered the world's leading corporate diversity consultant dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues in the workplace. He is also the best-selling author of four watershed books on gay issues, all of which are used as college texts.
Since 1974, McNaught has drawn on his personal experiences and his skills as a sexuality educator to help audiences understand what it's like to grow up gay and to deal with the common, daily challenges faced by gay and transgender people at work, at home, in their churches, and in their neighborhoods around the globe. He has addressed hundreds of professional and university audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Asia… Read more
He has produced and/or is featured in six critically-acclaimed educational videos and DVDs – "Understanding and Managing Gay and Transgender Issues in the Workplace," "On Being Gay," "Gay Issues in the Workplace," "Growing Up Gay and Lesbian," "Homophobia in the Workplace," and "Gay/Straight: Can We Talk?" He is the author of A Disturbed Peace – Selected Writings of an Irish Catholic Homosexual (1981), On Being Gay – Thoughts on Family, Faith and Love (1988), Gay Issues in the Workplace (1993), Now That I'm Out, What Do I Do? (1997), "Sex Camp" (2005), and Are You Guys Brothers? (2008), all of which are used as college texts on campuses throughout North America. He wrote a syndicated column in the gay press for 12 years and has contributed to numerous national publications. His work appears in six college textbooks and in several anthologies of gay/lesbian non-fiction literature. He was also the co-host of a seasonal radio program in Provincetown, MA. Read more
Are You Guys Brothers?, a question asked of male couples throughout the world, is a very personal and candid look at the topic through the lens of an immensely happy and successful 32-year relationship. This book is funny, deeply moving, and highly instructive, of particular interest to gay men and women who seek guidance in building and maintaining their relationships, and to heterosexual men and women worldwide who want to better understand not only gay people but also how to get past the roadblocks to intimacy in their own relationships.
"No one has done a better job of chronicling what it is like to be gay in America."
– U.S. Representative Barney Frank
Growing Up Gay and Lesbian – video - Brian McNaught puts a powerful face on the issue with this non-threatening but highly effective presentation on the isolation and alienation of growing up gay. In the same gentle manner with which he has made allies of heterosexual audiences in the past 25 years, McNaught explains what it is like growing up with a secret you don't understand and are afraid to tell for fear of losing people's love and respect.