Thanks for participating in our Straight for Equality in the Workplace learning session. On this page you’ll find a list of materials that correspond to the learning objectives in today’s session.
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- The Cost of the Closet and the Rewards of Inclusion: The Cost of the Closet surveyed over 800 LGBT workers across the country and included an added survey of non-LGBT workers.
- Out in the World. Securing LGBT Rights in the Global Marketplace: Out in the World was released by the Center for Talent Innovation in January 2016 and analyzes some of the most significant challenges that multinational corporations face in the global marketplace when corporate policy conflicts with anti-LGBT laws in the countries where they do business.
- Degrees of Equality: Originally conducted to assess the gap between policy change and culture change, this is an extensive assessment of workplace climate. Released in 2009, the Human Rights Campaign worked with Lake Research Partners to conduct focus groups, in depth interviews, and a nationally based survey to collect data. It details the successes and failures of policy change and investigates the actual environments in which LGBT people work in each day.
- The Power of OUT: There is a fee to access this study, conducted by the Center for Work-Life Policy. It has information about the talent recruitment and retention issues that arise in uninclusive workplaces. It also includes information about innovative programs designed to change workplace culture so LGBT employees feel welcome and free to bring their full selves to work.
- The 2013 National School Climate Survey: Much of the research cited in the webinar about safe schools comes from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Visit their website to access research and additional information on how to create safer schools.
- The Maryland Department of Education: The state of Maryland has a comprehensive definition and explanation of bullying on its website. Visit the site to get more details.
- StopBullying.gov: StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying. The site is a project of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
- The National Center for Education Statistics: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. Get information on a wide variety of education issues here.
PFLAG & Straight for Equality Resources:
- Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for ALL: PFLAG National created the Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools For All initiative, which seeks to provide support, education, and advocacy to students, parents, families, friends, and educators to help them create a learning environment that is conducive to the educational success of all students.
- PFLAG National Scholarship Program: Our scholarship program is entering its 15th year and supports the next generation of leaders who have already been working tirelessly on numerous programs, projects, and activities aimed at making schools and communities safe and welcoming for all.
- the guide to being a straight ally: This guide will help you understand how straight allies fit in the effort to achieve equality for all. Learn more about what it means to be a straight ally and get some great tips and tools to being more supportive of your LGBT, friends, family, and colleagues.
- the guide to being a trans ally: This brand new guide will help you learn more about what transgender means and know specific ways that you can be a strong trans ally.