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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.


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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LGBTQ Employees and the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape day-to-day business operations, companies should ensure they are sustaining inclusive response efforts and year-long plans to support the LGBTQ community by implementing considerations and action items.

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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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2020 workplace summit impact report

A global pandemic, a generation-defining election, and the stresses of everyday life did not stop more than 5,000 LGBTQ professionals and allies from taking part in the Out & Equal Workplace Summit, the largest LGBTQ focused conference in the world!

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2021 Global LGBT+ Innovation Jam

Co-sponsored by the IBM Institute for Business Value, Out & Equal, and Workplace Pride, the Global LGBT+ Innovation Jam will be an international event taking place over 34 continuous hours starting April 13, 8am ET, 2pm CET, 8pm SGT. The Jam is an opportunity for LGBT+ leaders to finally be counted, have our insights known, and emerge better-informed for the future of talent and leadership.

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the future of work.

2021 workplace summit