DOJ: The Civil Rights Act Doesn’t Cover Discrimination Against Sexual Orientation

“The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) announcement today weighing in against protections for LGBT people in the workplace, shows that President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions will go out of their way to support—even sanction—discrimination against LGBT employees.  Trump claims to be an ally of the LGBT community, but actions speak louder than words. No one should have

Trump Announces Ban on Transgender People in the U.S. Military

“This is unabashed workplace discrimination. By prohibiting transgender people from serving openly in the military, Trump is not only attacking the LGBT community, but the very values of freedom and justice upon which this country is built. No one should have to choose between serving their country and being their authentic self at work.  This

CMI publishes 11th annual survey on LGBT community trends

  Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) recently published the findings from their 11th Annual LGBT Community Survey, which collects consumer research from LGBT-identifying individuals in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The survey is meant to provide industry leaders with a picture of relevant trends in the LGBT community. Among the key findings, CMI provides

Perspectives on LGBT Workplace Equality in India

  On May 10, Out & Equal held a webinar entitled “Perspectives on LGBT Workplace Equality in India,” as part of our bimonthly global webinar series. Audience members had a number of interesting questions at the end of the webinar. Below are answers to those final questions, provided by two of our panelists, Ramkrishna Sinha,

Texas Court Undermines Marriage Equality

Marriage equality is about more than a ceremony and a marriage license—it’s about same-sex marriages being treated with equal dignity and recognition under the law. The Texas ruling dishonors the work of those who’ve fought for decades for this victory and threatens the progress we’ve made. It’s not enough to simply be able to get

Germany Wins Same-Sex Marriage!

Germany has stepped onto the right side of history; we can now be married in 15 European countries. We congratulate the German people on this heartwarming victory. But our work is not over.  In nearly 80 countries we can still be arrested, imprisoned, or even killed because of who we are and who we love.

Wrap-Up! Pride Business Forum: Out & Equal in Central Eastern Europe

by Selisse Berry As we commemorate Pride month, it’s a great time to both celebrate our hard-won victories in advancing workplace equality and recommit to ensuring opportunity and inclusion for LGBT people both in the U.S. and around the world. Last week, I traveled to Prague to deliver the keynote address for a regional workplace

Out & Equal on Chechnya

#EyesonChechnya Selisse Berry, CEO & Founder of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates issued the following statement: “In the wake of shocking reports about human rights abuses against gay men in the Chechen Republic, business leaders of multinational corporations have a unique perspective and a particularly important role to play to shift culture and advance global LGBT equality. For 20 years,

Selisse’s Recent Trip to Lisbon

As you know, Out & Equal’s efforts to advance LGBT workplace equality know no geographical bounds. During a recent trip to Portugal, I had the opportunity to meet more than 20 business, academic, government, and NGO leaders to discuss LGBT workplace equality issues. It was an important reminder what an important resource our organization’s 20

Selisse Berry Response to Executive Order

“The Executive Order signed today is a slippery slope toward discrimination. Our county’s framers understood the difference between religious freedom and religious exemptions and it is our most sincere hope that the current Administration will uphold that sacred value. Everyone deserves to be treated equally under the law and it is critical to our most