Why Should Companies Support #Pride?

Last year at Pride parades across the country, we celebrated the Supreme Court’s order to federally recognize marriage equality. The events of the weekend were marked by joy; a feeling of finally being recognized; a sense of progress. Only one year later, the mood has shifted 180. This year’s Pride will almost certainly be remembered […]

How to Talk About Orlando At Work

On Monday morning, the staff at Out & Equal’s San Francisco office filed into our conference room and mourned together in response to the June 12th massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. We went around the room and expressed our sadness, our anger, our frustration. Some of us sat in silence. Having vented at least […]

Call For Unity

This week dozens of organizations working to advance equality for LGBTQ people released the following statement regarding the tragic events in Orlando, Florida: LGBTQ GROUPS CALL FOR UNITY IN THE WAKE OF ORLANDO SHOOTING We the undersigned organizations working on the front lines of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) movement share in […]

We Are Orlando

Like so many around the world, I woke today to the devastating news from Orlando. This weekend was the Pride celebration here in Washington DC– and in scattered weekends throughout June, Pride is celebrated all over our country. This tragedy cannot diminish the progress we’ve made but it draws world-wide attention to the progress that’s […]

Out & Equal is Proud to #standwithtarget

On April 19th, a few weeks after Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2 into law in North Carolina, Target published a press release reiterating their pro-equality, inclusive stance. They wrote: In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender […]