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The Business of Belonging

Out & Equal is the premier organization working exclusively on LGBTQ workplace equality. Through our worldwide programs, Fortune 500 partnerships and our annual Workplace Summit conference, we help LGBTQ people thrive and support organizations creating a culture of belonging for all.


Your Story. Your Truth. Your Power

It’s time to revisit and revise the old narrative of “coming out of the closet.” It’s not just one act or a moment in time. Out & Equal has created this guide as a tool for LGBTQ people and allies looking to strengthen their understanding of how to share their stories in the workplace and land in a place of empowerment and growth as individuals and within the organization.

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2021 Workplace summit OCtober 6-8

The annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit is the largest LGBTQ conference in the world, with more than 5,000 attendees every year. It brings together executives, ERG leaders and members, and HR and DEI professionals and experts – all working for LGBTQ equality. Over more than 20 years, Summit has grown to become the preferred place to network and share strategies that create inclusive workplaces, where everyone belongs and where LGBTQ employees can be out and thrive

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Striving for Authenticity: LGBT+ views on enduring discrimination and expanding inclusion

A new report by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates provides new information on workplace discrimination faced by the LGBTQ community. It also provides tangible actions that employers can take to address the troubling findings.

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Nonbinary Gender Identities: A Diverse Global History

When we dive deeper into the rich global history of nonbinary identities, we see that it is not the identities themselves that are new, but rather society’s awareness of them. As it turns out, nonbinary people – like all LGBTQ people – have always existed, everywhere. Out & Equal has created a resource that traces nonbinary identities back to 2000 BCE and locates historical touchpoints of these identities

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Belonging Booth

Do you have a favorite story to share about a time the concept of belonging was made real in your life? Can you remember a pivotal moment in your work life where a human connection or structure positively impacted individuals, a team, or the company? Visit the Out & Equal Belonging Booth!

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I Hope This Message Finds You Well: Mental Health, The Workplace, and COVID-19

Mental Health Awareness Month is a time in which communities across the country raise awareness of those living with mental health issues, aim to eliminate the associated stigma, and encourage individuals to practice habits that support well-being and mental health. 
This resource contains practical guidance for maintaining good practices around mental health and well-being for LGBTQ employees, Employee Resource Groups, and employers.

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