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Who We Are

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premiere nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality. Out & Equal collaborates with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for LGBT employees.

Since 1996, Out & Equal has worked with executives, human resources professionals and Employee Resource Groups to provide leadership and professional development, education and research.

Out & Equal hosts an annual Workplace Summit, where employees and experts from around the world gather to share strategies and best practices to create workplace equality, inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Public Service Announcement

Who We Serve

Executives
Human Resources
Employees
Foundations
Media
Individuals

What We Offer

  • We have deep knowledge of the issues we work on, having focused on them since our founding in 1996.
  • We partner with some of the largest companies in the world.
  • We are a resource for some of the top executives of Fortune 1000 companies.
  • We offer practical advice, based on years of experience, to help companies reach their goals for creating  discrimination-free environments for their employees.
  • Our work is based on solid research, knowledge of the law and experience in knowing “what works.”
  • We offer opportunities for employees to network with peers within and outside their companies, creating a global community of employees.
  • We strengthen corporations’ Employee Resource Groups.
  • We help corporations and government agencies learn best practices from around the world.
  • We are a credible, collaborative resource to help make change.
  • We are sensitive to what is unique about each company we partner, its workforce and the communities in which it work.

Executives
Out & Equal is a one-stop shop for corporations seeking guidance on how to create supportive and safe work environments for their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. We collaborate with executives and HR professionals at Fortune 1000 companies around the world to support their efforts. We also provide executives opportunities to meet and network with their peers—as board members, sponsors and presenters at our events.

Human Resources
Out & Equal is your “go-to” resource for guidance in supporting your lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. We have a long history of collaborating with Fortune 1000 companies around the world, with a focus of working closely with Employee Resource Groups to enhance their effectiveness and provide networking opportunities. Our premier annual event, the Workplace Summit, brings together employees—mostly members of Employee Resource Groups—from around the world to learn from each other and experts. The Out & Equal Workplace Summit has become a key opportunity for HR professionals to connect with their employees who attend, both during and after the event.

Employees
Out & Equal is the premier resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees seeking support in the workplace. We provide networking opportunities, advice on career development and counsel on establishing a safe and supportive work environment. We bring together employees from around the world at our annual Workplace Summit, where attendees learn from each other and experts about ways to end discrimination in the workplace and create opportunities for all employees to thrive.

Foundations
Out & Equal is the only organization focused exclusively on working for equality in the workplace by helping companies create safe and supportive workplaces for their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. We are a key in the global push to end discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity. Our approach is collaborative; we work closely with Fortune 1000 companies around the world to help them implement policies and programs that enable their LGBT employees to thrive.

Media
Out & Equal is the only organization focused exclusively on working for equality in the workplace by helping companies create safe and supportive workplaces for their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. We are the “go-to” resource for learning about trends and getting updates on how companies and government agencies are increasingly paying attention to these issues—as a way of attracting and retaining the best employees, valuing greater diversity in the workplace and adhering to legal requirements. Out & Equal undertakes rigorous research on these issues and has close relationships with Fortune 1000 corporations around the world.

Individuals
While there has been significant progress on securing rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, there’s still a lot to be done. Out & Equal is the only organization focused on helping companies around the world make their workplaces safe, welcoming and supportive places for their LGBT employees. Because of our work, LGBT employees have stronger networks and advancement opportunities, and they are able to work in environments that are free from discrimination.