Out & In The News 7/8

Out & In The News is our weekly blog focusing on workplace equality in the news — be sure to check back every Friday for the latest from Out & Equal and our partners! MA Governor Charlie Baker signs Trans Non-Discrimination legislation into law Massachusetts’s law already prohibits discrimination against trans people in housing and

Why Should Companies Support #Pride?

Last year at Pride parades across the country, we celebrated the Supreme Court’s order to federally recognize marriage equality. The events of the weekend were marked by joy; a feeling of finally being recognized; a sense of progress. Only one year later, the mood has shifted 180. This year’s Pride will almost certainly be remembered

How to Talk About Orlando At Work

On Monday morning, the staff at Out & Equal’s San Francisco office filed into our conference room and mourned together in response to the June 12th massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. We went around the room and expressed our sadness, our anger, our frustration. Some of us sat in silence. Having vented at least

Call For Unity

This week dozens of organizations working to advance equality for LGBTQ people released the following statement regarding the tragic events in Orlando, Florida: LGBTQ GROUPS CALL FOR UNITY IN THE WAKE OF ORLANDO SHOOTING We the undersigned organizations working on the front lines of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) movement share in

We Are Orlando

Like so many around the world, I woke today to the devastating news from Orlando. This weekend was the Pride celebration here in Washington DC— and in scattered weekends throughout June, Pride is celebrated all over our country. This tragedy cannot diminish the progress we’ve made but it draws world-wide attention to the progress that’s