Tag: Dr. Eliza Byard

Why Are Gay College Athletes in the Closet

Basketball photo by Shutterstock By Barbara Frankel Why are there so few out gay and lesbian athletes in college sports While most university campuses have become much more inclusive of LGBT students and faculty, team sports are at least a decade behind, according to several experts we interviewed. The video…

Experts on LGBT Equality Name GLSEN Top 3 National LGBT Nonprofit

Experts on LGBT Equality Name GLSEN Top 3 National LGBT Nonprofit MEDIA CONTACT Andy Marra Public Relations Manager 917-941-7234 amarra@glsen.org Dec 21, 2012 NEW YORK – December 21, 2012 – A Philanthropedia survey of 110 experts on LGBT equality and support named GLSEN the third best nonprofit making significant contributions…

8 CEOs Prove the Intersection of Diversity, Engagement & Innovation

How does accountability for diversity-management results improve engagement and innovation, often resulting in higher market share Fourteen CEOs and senior executives shared their best practices at Diversity-Management Best Practices From the Best of the Best, Oct. 1112 in New York City. The six CEOs and eight senior executives at our…

Where's the Pipeline of LGBT Talent Why We Need to Support Gay Youth

The series of events that contributed to the global economic downturn served as a critical lesson for many in corporate America. A smart and talented workforce has become a critical tool for corporations to weather difficult economic times and build for the future by cultivating new leadership. My colleagues and…

Civil-Rights Progress: Helping LGBT Youth

By Dr. Eliza Byard Dr. Byard is the executive director ofGLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. As we head into this long weekend in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the family of Robert Champion is mourning his death and suing those they hold responsible for their…

Safe LGBT Spaces: What Schools Can Learn From Resource Groups

By Dr. Eliza Byard When I began my work at GLSEN 10 years ago, I had no idea that I would have a courtside seat for the emergence of one of the most important new forces in workplace diversity and corporate philanthropy: the resource group. In corporate workplaces, it is…