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

Out & Equal Responds to Federal Court Ruling: Cannot Be Fired For Being LGBT

“The checks and balances set up in this country are working just as they should. Today one of our most conservative courts ruled that it is unconstitutional to fire someone simply because they’re gay or lesbian. The courts ruled in line with what our country’s largest corporations have known for decades— that having a diverse

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. Transgender people face double the rate of unemployment as the overall population. Nearly half of transgender people were not hired, were fired, or were not promoted due to their gender

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates Founder and CEO Selisse Berry Steps Down as CEO and Moves into Advisory Role After 20 Years of Visionary Leadership

A Message from Selisse: For 20 years, Out & Equal has been my work, my community, my home. And now with Out & Equal stronger than ever, I know this is the right time to make a change. I am pleased to let you know that I will be transitioning from founding CEO to an advisory role in August.

Out & Equal Responds to SCOTUS Decision Regarding Gavin Grimm

Today, the Supreme Court said it will not hear the case of Gavin Grimm, a transgender student in Virginia who was banned from using the boys’ restroom by the Gloucester County School Board. The Supreme Court sent the case back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. Selisse Berry, Founder and Chief Executive Officer,