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August 1, 2021

Key Employment Trends for LGBTQ Persons in the Workplace

There have been recent statistics released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on the state of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) communities in the United States. The findings show that sexual orientation and preference are still significant factors in workplace bullying and harassment.  LGBTQ employees comprise roughly 20% of the U.S. workforce, but their representation varies across industries. […]
July 16, 2021

Understanding Gender Identity Without Making Our Transgender Colleagues Uncomfortable

In 2016, advertiser Chris Edwards published a deeply personal memoir detailing his transition from female to male. In “Balls: It Takes Some to Get Some,” Chris discussed his very public transition from Kristin to Chris while working as an advertising professional at the Boston-based advertising firm Arnold Worldwide. Chris’ refreshing take on his transition, which occurred while his father, Ed […]
June 29, 2021

Three Ways to Create an Inclusive Work Environment for LGBTQ+ People

Monday, June 15, 2020, was a historic day in LGBTQ+ history in the United States. On that day, the United States Supreme Court ruled by a majority that LGBTQ+ people are protected under the 1964 Civil Rights Act on the basis of sex. The Bostock v. Clayton County Supreme Court decision was a powerful affirmation of the rights of LGBTQ+ […]
January 12, 2021

Coming Out

Recently, a famous actor came out as transgender. His announcement was shared on many talk shows and news media. As I watched, one of the things that struck me was the anchors and interviewers admitting that they were uncomfortable discussing transgender issues due to a lack of education and understanding. This was exacerbated by the fact that this person was […]