Alphabet Soup cover by Michael Bach

Alphabet Soup

The Essential Guide to LGBTQ2+ Inclusion at Work

Michael Bach

Everything you need to know about creating LGBTQ2+ inclusive spaces, from A to Z.

In this myth-busting follow-up to his 2020 bestseller Birds of All Feathers, diversity and inclusion expert Michael Bach breaks down everything you need to know about creating inclusive spaces for people who don’t fit squarely into the “straight” and “cis” box. And don’t worry if you’re already feeling lost; by the time you’ve finished this book, you’ll know exactly what LGBTQ2+ means—and a whole lot of other stuff to boot.

With clarity and a healthy dose of humor, Bach lays out a road map on how to ensure your space is safe for LGBTQ2+ people. You’ll gain a clear understanding of sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression (yes, they’re different things, and it matters); what a Safe Space is, and how to turn your space into one; how to create and properly enforce a Code of Conduct; and how to grab a piece of the fabulous “pink dollar“ (worth more than $1 trillion dollars annually in the Canada and US alone!).

A must-read for leaders, HR professionals, CEOs, and managers of all levels, Alphabet Soup is a critical guide to creating a truly inclusive space for all—regardless of sexuality, gender identity, or gender expression. Whether you consider yourself an ally, or don’t even know what it means to be one, you’ll come away armed with everything you need to know to create a safe, productive, and thriving LGBTQ2+ inclusive organization.


“A clear and enlightening road map for understanding why hiring and retaining LGBTQ2+ staff is foundational for building a modern, successful business.”

“Whether you’re on a personal or professional journey to better understand and support the LGBTQ2+ community, Alphabet Soup is a must-have guide and resource.”

Michael Bach is the founder of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion and president and CEO of CCDI Consulting. He is nationally and internationally recognized as a thought leader and subject matter expert in the fields of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, bringing a vast knowledge of leading practices in a live setting to his work. He lives in Toronto, Canada, with his husband and their two Siberian Huskies, Sasha and Pepper.

ISBN 9781774580851
$21.00 CAD $16.95 USD
Published March 29, 2022
5.5 × 8.5 240 Pages
paperback, ebook