Tag: Lgbt

President Obama Supports Marriage Equality

Showing real diversity leadership, President Obama today announced his support for same-sex marriage. His decision, applauded immediately by supporters of diversity and inclusion, came after pressure from the LGBT community and DiversityInc, among others. “I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked…

Workplace Diversity: Is Hiring Only Gay Men Unfair

Workplace diversity challenged by reverse discrimination A shipping company lost a $1-million verdict after a manager only wanted to hire gay men. What can you learn Discrimination: Gender, Transgender and Sexual Orientation Company accused of hiring only gay men loses $1-million verdict.Three women filed a discrimination charge against a shipping…

Gay-Marriage Ban Struck Down: Why Your Company Should Care

By Barbara Frankel The California Appeals Court decision striking down Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage, is an important legal and moral victory for marriage-equality supporters, including several corporations. The intersection of corporate values and business decisions has increased substantially in recent years at progressive companies. In California, companies…

Why Is Global Diversity So Difficult

It’s a question that challenges many companies. How much local control is needed and what happens when local cultural customs contrast with corporate values What best practices are being implemented And what company does it better than everyone else DiversityInc examined global diversity trends in depth in our exclusive global…

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…

What Clinton's Global LGBT-Rights Speech Means for Your Company

By Barbara Frankel The Obama administration’s shift in policy to support LGBT rights globally is a significant human-rights victory that will have long-term repercussions for companies doing business abroad. It is particularly relevant in countries where LGBT people must remain closeted for fear of ostracism, prison or even death. The…