More than half of people who are LGBTQ+ are not out at work. When asked why, most say their primary reason for not being out had to do with fear of not being promoted if their coworkers and supervisors found out. This episode of Something to Talk About Live, we will be discussing Holly Quinn’s article in Technical.ly, “How to ensure your workplace is LGBTQ friendly” with Deena Fidas, Managing Director and Chief Program & Partnerships Officer at Out & Equal and Sabrina Kent, Executive Vice President, Programs & External Affairs at NGLCC.
Something to Talk About Live is a series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about LGBTQ+ issues. Each week we offer an article on LGBTQ+ topics and suggest a few questions you can use to lead a discussion with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter.
We hosted a conversation about this article as a part of PFLAG Connects and Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, May 19. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!
Author: Holly Quinn
Questions for Discussion:
Do you ever use tools, like the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index or NGLCC Certifications, to help you make purchasing decisions? Why or why not?
The article lists six ways that small businesses can demonstrate that they are LGBTQ+ friendly. Do you agree with the list? Would you add anything?
What, if any, role do you think corporate leaders and small business owners should have in shaping public policy? Does the public reaction to the actions of companies like Disney and Exxon surprise you?
Bonus read: Check out “Speaking Up Against LGBTQ Discrimination At Work” which appeared in Out Voices, by Beau Peters and “Half of LGBTQ workers have faced job discrimination, report finds” which appeared in NBC News, by Dan Avery.
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