32 Major Corporations and NGOs Join Out & Equal in Urging Brazil’s Presidential Candidates to Recognize the Importance of Inclusion for LGBTQ People in the Workplace in Brazil

  SAN FRANCISCO, September 5, 2018 – 32 corporations and non-governmental organizations that jointly employ more than 100,000 people in Brazil came together to sign a statement in support of diversity, respect and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people in the workplace in Brazil.  The statement, released today by Out & Equal

JPMorgan Chase and Out & Equal: A Force to Be Reckoned With

August 29, 2018—Today, Out & Equal is very proud to announce our participation in JPMorgan Chase’s distinguished Force for Good program. In this unique 8-month long initiative, Out & Equal will work side-by-side with a team of JPMorgan Chase technology volunteers to develop new solutions to tackle LGBTQ workplace equality issues in ways never before

The Outies: 2018 Champion Award Finalists

The Champion Award recognizes any LGBTQ person or Ally who has made a significant contribution to advancing equality in their workplace.The Champion Award nominees have shown a unique commitment to LGBTQ workplace rights and have used their talents to further that cause, even at some risk. Patty Dingle – Visa Patty Dingle is a leader on Visa’s

The Outies: 2018 LGBTQ ERG of the Year Finalists

The Outie for LGBTQ Employee Resource Group of the Year recognizes a particular employee resource group (ERG) that has a proven track record of success in advocating for LGBTQ equal rights in its own workplace. LGBT+ Pride – Bank of America In 2017, Bank of America’s ERG completed 15,000 hours of community service with LGBT focused

The Outies: 2018 Workplace Excellence Finalists

The Workplace Excellence award recognizes an employer that has a historic and ongoing commitment to pursuing and executing equality for their LGBTQ employees. This year’s nominees have a history of continually raising the bar of workplace equality for others to follow.     Citi In 2017, Citi launched a revamp of their efforts with Diversity

First-ever Out & Equal LGBTQ India Forum Brings Together over 170 Participants from over 100 Companies to Strategize Around Workplace Inclusion in India

  On Thursday, August 2nd, Out & Equal held the Out & Equal LGBTQ India Forum Powered By IBM in Bangalore, India.  The event was booked at full capacity with over 170 attendees from more than 100 Indian and multinational companies gathered to discuss ways to advance LGBTQ workplace inclusion in the country, and to

Five Things You Need to Know About the Religious Liberty Task Force

July 30, 2018— Earlier today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the establishment of a Religious Liberty Task Force within the Department of Justice, which would aid in the implementation of the department’s religious guidance set forth in the DOJ’s Federal Protections for Religious Freedom Memo issued last year. Built in response to, in Sessions’ words,

Out & Equal Announces Its 2018 Global Fellowship Recipients

Tiago Marinho (left) and Ananda Puchta (right), both from Brazil, join Out & Equal as Global Fellows.   Last year, Out & Equal announced its inaugural cohort of Global Fellows from Kenya, India,and Latvia.  This year, we are pleased to announce the second annual cohort of Global Fellows: Ananda Puchta and Tiago Marinho from Brazil. 

Principles for Building a Solid Foundation for Self-ID Data Collection: Expertise from Gretchen Ruck, AlixPartners, LLP

In the age of big data, concerns surrounding data collection and privacy are at an all-time high. While the need for data regarding the LGBTQ community is critical in understanding the magnitude of issues faced by LGBTQ individuals, as well as the solutions to those issues, many companies are understandably uncertain about how to collect

First-ever Out & Equal China Roundtable Brings Together Corporate & NGO Leaders to Move LGBTQ Workplace Inclusion Forward in China

  Excitement is in the air after what was truly a fantastic and trailblazing Out & Equal China Roundtable, held on June 14th at the GE Technology Park in partnership with ShanghaiPRIDE.  The China Roundtable was a unique, one-day gathering of LGBTQ and Ally leaders aimed at advancing discussions around LGBTQ workplace inclusion in China