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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, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people at work.

Corporate America is leading the way in creating LGBTQ-friendly and inclusive environments. In 2021, 767 companies scored 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Fortune 500 companies continued to implement inclusive non-discrimination policies with 96 percent providing explicit protections on the basis of sexual orientation and 94 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 LGBTQ+ people, their families, and allies. In the U.S., roughly 50% of LGBTQ+ 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. LGBTQ+ 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.

NEW: 2021 Straight for Equality in the Workplace Learning Session Catalog
This brochure highlights the diverse learning session opportunities available through Straight for Equality (a program of PFLAG National) including one brand new learning session for 2021. From basic learning sessions that make the case for diversity and inclusion to issue specific learning sessions 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.)

Straight for Equality in the Workplace learning sessions help organizations make the case that “LGBTQ+ 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.

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 partnerships include Straight for Equality in the Workplace learning session services.