Five Great Things that Happened in Support of LGBTQ Workplace Equality in 2017

  As the remaining days of 2017 dwindle, our team at Out & Equal can’t help but reflect on what this year has meant for our LGBTQ family and those who support us.  2017 was an undeniably difficult year for our community, and while we cannot ignore the reality of such hardships, we must also—and

The L-Word: Revolution & Revival

  Dear Ilene Chaiken and Marja-Lewis Ryan,   The L-Word graced the screens of our televisions all across America in 2004 ushering in a new era of LGBT visibility in the media. Your show explored the lives of a close circle of queer women and their friends, taking a deep dive into an otherwise invisible

It’s Not About Cake – Out & Equal Stands With Charlie and David

Washington, D.C., December 5, 2017 — Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments from the two sides of the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.   The issue at hand concerns a business open to the public, Masterpiece Cakeshop, whose owner refused to sell or bake a wedding cake

What’s Next after Marriage Equality? The US Civil Rights Commission Urges Congress to Pass LGBT Protections

Washington, D.C.—Last week, the United States Commission on Civil Rights (the “Commission”) released a report urging Congress to pass a federal law that specifically bans workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. In addition to their urgent plea to Congress, the Commission—a bi-partisan and independent government agency—issued explicit guidance to federal

2017 Out & Equal LGBT Brazil Forum Convenes 300 Participants to Discuss Strategies for Advancing LGBT Inclusion in the Brazilian Workplace

  On Tuesday, November 14th, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates held our second annual Out & Equal LGBT Brazil Forum in São Paulo! The event convened 300 attendees from more than 125 Brazilian and multinational companies to discuss strategies for advancing LGBT workplace inclusion in Brazil, and to encourage networking for LGBT and ally professionals

2017 Workplace Equality Fact Sheet

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Workplace Discrimination at a Glance: One in four LGBT employees report experiencing employment discrimination in the last five years. The Transgender unemployment rate is three times higher than the national average. Over one quarter (27%) of transgender people who held or applied for a job in the last year

GSA Removes LGBT People From EEOC Statement

“The GSA’s complete disregard for our country’s most sacred principal of equality is shameful, discriminatory, and Un-American. There are an estimated 95,000 LGBT people who work tirelessly for our country and removing LGBT from the EEO Statement sends the message that they aren’t valued and won’t be protected. As the world’s largest corporations move to

Only Five Percent of LGBTI Employees in China Feel Comfortable Coming Out at Work

  Only Five Percent of LGBTI Employees in China Feel Comfortable Coming Out at Work United Nations Development Programme Survey Results Unveiled at Out & Equal Workplace Summit   SAN FRANCISCO, October 19, 2017—Only five percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) employees in China felt comfortable coming out in the workplace and

Out & Equal Announces Recipients of Inaugural Global Fellowship Program

  Fellows Include Workplace Equality Leaders from India, Kenya, and Latvia After a competitive application process featuring applicants from more than 20 countries on five continents, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is thrilled to announce its inaugural cohort of Global Fellows: Levis Nderitu, Sullivan Reed Society, Kenya; Suresh Ramdas, HP Inc., India; and Kaspars Zalitis,

The Outies: Workplace Excellence Finalists

The Workplace Excellence award recognizes an employer that has a historic and ongoing commitment to pursuing and executing equality for their LGBT employees. This year’s nominees have a history of continually raising the bar of workplace equality for others to follow.   Bank of America In 2016, Bank of America launched the LGBT Executive Leadership