This cultural-competence resource offers managers and employees insight into evolving workplace diversity with a downloadable timeline of important LGBT rights events and relevant demographic facts you need to know.
The string of victories achieved by LGBT rights advocates in 2011 and 2012 has continued into 2013. Four states (Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island and Minnesota) now allow same-gender marriage, and the Supreme Court is expected to rule this summer on the constitutionality of both California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. (Edith Windsor, above, is a plaintiff in the DOMA case.) Moreover, basketball player Jason Collins became the first active male athlete in one of the four major U.S. team sports to announce that he is gay, and soccer player Robbie Rogers became the first out male athlete to suit up in a U.S. team sport.