The Out & Equal Workplace Awards (popularly referred to as “The Outies”) honor individuals and organizations that are leaders in advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees in America’s workplaces. Through these awards, Out & Equal provides the business and LGBT communities with examples of innovative approaches and proven successes to help create safe and equitable workplaces. Awards are distributed annually at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit.

Nominations for the 2014 Outie Awards

Want to nominate a person or a company for the 2014 Outie Awards? Go to www.proposalspace.com. Sign in (or create an account). From the home page, navigate to My Proposals, and select Start a Proposal (on the right hand side). A list will be automatically generated; please select the Outie Award for which you want to apply or nominate. Follow the screen prompts to complete your proposal. Proposal Space will save your work as you go, and you can return to complete your proposal later if needed.

Selection Process

All Outie nominations are read by an awards commitee, which narrows the nominations down to four or five finalists in each award category. A panel of distinguished judges ultimately decides which individuals and organization will receive Outies.

2014 Outie Awards Timeline

  1. Deadline for submission of nominations April 30
  2. Request for references May 21
  3. Independent Awards Committee selects finalists June 25
  4. Supplemental information from finalists July 16
  5. Independent judges select award winners August 13

Learn about the most recent recipients in our full 2013 Outie Awards press release.