Topics :: workplace equality

New Poll: Over 50% of LGBT Community Closeted At Work

By Jason St. Amand | Sunday May 11, 2014
A new Human Rights Campaign poll finds that more than half of LGBT workers say they are in the closet at their job.

Amid House intransigence, Democrats Could Attempt to Force ENDA Vote

By Justin Snow | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
With congressional Democrats seeking to force a vote on immigration reform in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives through the use of a discharge petition, the White House indicated Wednesday its openness to using a similar strategy.

Ask Lambda Legal: Out At Work

By EDGE | Monday Mar 17, 2014
I just applied for a new job, and am not sure if I should be "out" during the interview process. I don’t think my state protects employees from being discriminated against. Can I be out at my interview or at work without risk of being rejected or fired?

German Court: Implants No Impediment to Police Woman

Sunday Mar 9, 2014
A German court has ruled that a prospective Berlin police recruit’s breast implants cannot legally be used as grounds to keep her off the force.

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge Boehner to Allow ENDA Vote

By Justin Snow | Sunday Dec 8, 2013
A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill is urging Speaker John Boehner to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote before the end of the 113th session of Congress.

Transgender Cop in Conn. Files Complaint

By John Christoffersen | Thursday Dec 5, 2013
A transgender police officer in Connecticut has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging her supervisors created a hostile work environment because of her gender identity.

2 Same-Sex Couples Sue BNSF Over Health Benefits

By Gene Johnson | Wednesday Dec 4, 2013
Two workers sued one of the nation’s largest rail companies Tuesday, saying their same-sex spouses have repeatedly been denied health benefits even though voters in Washington state legalized gay marriage last year.

Senate Adopts GOP Change on ENDA

By Donna Cassata | Wednesday Nov 6, 2013
The Senate adopted stronger protections for religious institutions in a historic gay rights bill that secured the conditional support of a key Republican who was the party’s presidential nominee in 2008.

Theatre Seven Shows 100 Years of Extraordinary Chicago Women

By Christine Malcom | Monday Oct 7, 2013
Chicago’s Theatre Seven stages "Unwilling and Hostile Instruments," a look at seven extraordinary women with strong ties to Chicago.

LGBT Workplace Inclusion Guide for China Launched

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 26, 2013
Asian workplace diversity non-profit Community Business has launched a guide to help businesses in China better understand the needs of their LGBT employees so that they can get the most out of their skills.