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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.



This Transgender Awareness Week, the team at Out & Equal has curated a list of our best resources and stories to support greater visibility and awareness of the transgender and nonbinary community. Our message to the trans and nonbinary community is clear: You belong here.



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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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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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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