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Straight for Equality in the Workplace


Straight for Equality invites you to join the growing roster of companies dedicated to fairness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people at work.

Corporate America is leading the way in creating LGBT-friendly and inclusive environments. In 2014, 304 companies scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, including 45 new major businesses. Fortune 500 companies continued to implement inclusive non-discrimination policies with  91 percent providing explicit protections on the basis of sexual orientation and 61 percent on the basis of gender identity. 

This indicates tremendous progress.

However, policies and procedures have not necessarily translated into culture change in the workplace, and this fact remains a difficult reality for LGBT people, their families, and allies. In the U.S., roughly 50% of LGBT people report that they are in the closet at work, fearful that coming out may negatively impact their employment. And even among those who are out, reports of sensing that their workplace climate doesn’t support them sadly remain widespread.

The lag in culture change is damaging for individuals and organizations. LGBT people report extra stress in their day-to-day work, that they have less commitment to organizations that they feel don’t support them, and that they are more likely to take their talents elsewhere.

Straight for Equality in the Workplace training programs help organizations make the case that “LGBT issues” are everyone’s issues at work by providing unique learning opportunities about key topics, empowering allies with specific plans for change, and permanently broadening the conversation to ensure that culture change thrives.

New! 2015 Straight for Equality in the Workplace Training Catalog (PDF)
This brochure highlights the diverse training opportunities available through the Straight for Equality Project. From basic trainings that make the case for diversity and inclusion to issue specific trainings that promote awareness about bullying in schools we definitely have what’s right for you! (Contact us if you’d like a copy mailed to you.) 

Learn more about PFLAG National Partnerships! 
Looking for a way to boost your organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts? Becoming a PFLAG National Partner is a great way to meet you goal. Most sponsorships include Straight for Equality in the Workplace training services. 

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