A Broken Bargain: Unchecked Discrimination Against LGBT Workers

By Selisse Berry — In America, we believe opportunity is available to anyone who works hard and does a good job. For a long time, this basic bargain applied only to the most privileged in society. But in recent decades we passed laws that extended this principle to any employee regardless what they look like […]

The Voice of Harvey Milk…

By Daniel Lawrence Smith — This impassioned plea, by Harvey Milk, was recorded with the instructions that it be played upon the event of his assassination. Today, we honor Harvey’s legacy on the anniversary of his birthday, Harvey Milk Day. Thirty-five years after his death, the voice of Harvey Milk resonates with resounding clarity and […]

Anytown America – It’s time to Stand Up For Workplace Equality

By Annie Boensch — Saginaw, Michigan is a welcoming place. Our citizens are kind and friendly people. We have a vibrant and active lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community here. One need not look hard to find examples of their contributions to the betterment of our city. Yet, state and federal law has failed […]

Indian election results spell uncertainty for LGBT community

By Minal Hajratwala — Last Friday, India voted into office a Prime Minister whose opponents—and some of his fans—have regularly compared to Hitler. Narendra Modi is also the only person ever to have been denied a U.S. entry visa on the grounds of fomenting “severe violations of religious freedom,” for his still-controversial role in anti-Muslim […]

How rainbow candles made an activist

By April Hawkins — Tomorrow is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia. This is a special day for all of us to show support for our community. I’ll never forget the first time I experienced uncensored homophobia. It happened fourteen years ago in Houston, Texas after someone broke into my apartment. Two burly […]

An Amazing Week for LGBT Equality

By Selisse Berry — Did you notice the amazing week we’ve had for LGBT equality? At Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, we counted three milestones worth celebrating. Did you miss any in the whirlwind of social media? Many of us became St. Louis Rams fans when Michael Sam became the first openly gay football player […]