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

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,

Perspectives on LGBT Workplace Equality in Italy

Below are the answers from the final questions during Out & Equal’s first Global Webinar call of 2017: Perspectives on LGBT Workplace Equality in Italy. Panelists included: Carlo Cortese, Senior Software Manager, GLBTA Italy Co-Lead, General Electric Igor Suran, Executive Director, Parks – Liberi e Uguali Luciano Cantoni, Head of Branding and Performance Solutions and LGBT

U.S. Transgender Survey Reveals Inequalities in Income & Employment

On Thursday, December 8, the National Center for Transgender Equality released the results of their U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS); the largest survey focused on the experiences of transgender, trans, genderqueer, and non-binary people. Conducted in 2015, the USTS serves as a follow up to the groundbreaking National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS). Nearly 28,000 trans people

Diversity Strengthens Our Business, Olive Garden GM says

“Labels are for clothes,” not people, Kerry Bowden likes to say. The general manager of the Olive Garden restaurant in Sherman, TX, lives by those words, and he said Darden does, too. “Our company is way ahead of the curve on diversity and inclusivity in its team members,” he said. “Darden understands that diversity in

Here’s What We Know

The uncertainty of the world this week can make even the calmest among us uneasy– without a voting record to turn to, we’re unsure how a Trump Presidency will unfold. Where will the campaign rhetoric end and the quiet serious work of governing begin? But after 20 years of leading the fight for LGBT workplace

Out & Equal Announces the 2016 Outie Award Winners

San Francisco, CA– October 20, 2016: USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack, Wells Fargo’s PRIDE Team Member Network, Dell, Inc, and the Central Intelligence Agency were all recognized as Outie Award winners earlier this month in Orlando, Florida, as over 4,000 attendees from around the world convened at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit. The Workplace Summit

Fighting At the Front Line of Equality

Chai Feldblum began her service as a Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in April 2010 and made history as the first openly lesbian Commissioner of the EEOC. During Commissioner Feldbum’s service, she has been instrumental in advocating for the civil rights issues of employees who have been discriminated against on the basis

Welcome to the 2016 Workplace Summit!

Welcome to the 2016 Out & Equal Workplace Summit! I am so proud to be celebrating Out & Equal’s 20th Anniversary with each of you in Orlando this week. We have a fabulous Summit planned for you. This week is bursting with opportunities for learning, empowerment, networking, and visibility. And while we’re here to celebrate