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Global Forums

With regional programs across Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), and the US Southern States, we offer frameworks for inclusion to help companies seamlessly adopt a glocalized approach to global business practices and needs. Out & Equal works closely with our Business Inclusion Councils, consisting of local business leaders and community leaders around the world, to curate relevant content for multilingual toolkits and guides, host workplace inclusion forums and business roundtables, and support organizations to cultivate cultures of belonging. 

APAC Forum

With some of the largest populations and economies in the world, the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region has a major influence on global business priorities and goals. While the legal, economic, and social realities for LGBTQ+ people vary depending on geographic location, the business community has steadily continued to embrace and develop innovative workplace inclusion initiatives as part of their organization’s mission. Out & Equal began working with corporate and community partners in China and India in 2017 and has since expanded to work in partnership with organizations across APAC to create workplaces where everyone belongs. 

2023 APAC Forum

July 11, 2023 | Bengalore, India
This event is in the past. 

Out & Equal, in partnership with Pride Circle, is excited to bring together executives, DEIB and HR practitioners, ERG leaders, and other change-makers from across the region. While there is no one “APAC” identity, we know that businesses do coalesce around regional strategies and there is great richness in sharing across experiences. Our power as a global community comes from our ability to transform individual experiences into collective strength and innovation. 


Southern States Forum

The American South is rich with both challenges and opportunities for those passionate about LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion. While headlines blare the very real stories of damage done by lawmakers intent on undermining LGBTQ+ equality, there are other stories not making the front page—stories of courage, of compassion, and of leadership across the South. The LGBTQ+ community across the South is the most racially diverse, the most religious, and in many respects faces the most complex landscape of seeming contradictions. 

2023 Southern States Forum

June 15, 2023 | Mobile, Alabama
This event is in the past. 

This year, the premier LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion conference focused on the US Southern States brought its Pride-themed forum to Mobile, Alabama on June 15th, 2023. 

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In a vastly diverse region such as Latin America (LATAM), the landscape for LGBTQ+ equality ranges from significant legal, social and economic advancements – such as decriminalization, marriage equality, and transgender legal recognition – to grave obstacles like violence and social exclusion. Out & Equal began working with companies and key stakeholders in Brazil in 2017 and has since expanded to work in partnership with organizations across Latin America to create workplaces where everyone belongs. 

2023 LATAM Forum

May 3, 2023 | São Paulo, Brazil

This event is in the past.

Out & Equal offered a “day of transformation”, bringing together executives, Diversity Equity and Inclusion and HR practitioners, Employee Resource Group leaders, and other workplace inclusion change-makers who partook in trailblazing discussions and workshops, peer-to-peer education on innovative best practices, and networking with leaders from across the region.

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Out & Equal is the global convener, thought leader and catalyst actively working to achieve workplaces of equality and belonging - supporting LGBTQ+ employees and leaders who thrive in their careers and lives and achieve greater impact on the world.