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LGBTQ+ Talent Mobility and Business Considerations Amidst a Shifting Legislative Landscape 

For the past two decades, the LGBTQ+ movement has made significant advancements in equality, inclusion, and belonging in nearly all aspects of society and culture. Today, that progress is being challenged with pervasive intensity.  

Since 2015, anti-LGBTQ+ legislation has been on the rise. 2023 set an all-time record, which 2024 is well on pace to surpass with 475 pieces of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation already introduced in US state legislatures. These bills have devastating impacts on LGBTQ+ people, their families, their workplaces, and their communities. Out & Equal’s latest report, Talent on the Move–Where Do We Go From Here? examines how shifting public policy has impacted LGBTQ+ individuals and allies and identifies the actionable steps employers can take to effectively respond.   

Released and presented at the 2024 Out & Equal Leadership Forum, the report found and elevated critical insights surrounding:  

  • The US legislative landscape’s impact on LGBTQ+ people and allies; 
  • The effects of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation on LGBTQ+ employees and allies; and  
  • LGBTQ+ employees and allies’ expectations of employer support.

The findings uncovered in this report enable employers to reflect on their workplace policies and identify concrete strategies designed to advance LGBTQ+ equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace and beyond. 

This research reflects Out & Equal’s dedication to supporting employers and individuals to foster true workplaces of belonging. It’s important to note that this was an independent survey conducted by Out & Equal without direct influence from Wells Fargo or its Foundation. This work was made possible through generous funding by the Wells Fargo Foundation and reflects its ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.



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