Like so many around the world, I woke today to the devastating news from Orlando.

This weekend was the Pride celebration here in Washington DC— and in scattered weekends throughout June, Pride is celebrated all over our country. This tragedy cannot diminish the progress we’ve made but it draws world-wide attention to the progress that’s still needed.

At Out & Equal, we call on you to be your authentic self- at work and wherever you go. Today I want to tell you that if you’re LGBT— being out is an act of bravery and love and I am with you. If you’re an ally- thank you for speaking up and standing with us in the face of this unimaginable tragedy.

Out & Equal has a big community in Orlando. Our hearts are with our friends at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. As we prepare to bring The Out & Equal Workplace Summit to Orlando this fall, we will be bringing with us the message that Love will always win.

In Equality,
Selisse Berry, Founder & CEO
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates