We Are Not Going Anywhere: Reframing and Refocusing Our Mission for Workplace Equality in 2020

"Organizations are in the middle of a major stress-test of their systems. Leaders must be strong and forward-looking enough to know that inclusion and belonging are not simply optional or even factors in a competitive advantage, they are imperative for business continuity." - Erin Uritus, CEO

What Your Company Needs to Know: LGBTQ Employees and the COVID-19 Pandemic

When compared to the general population, LGBTQ individuals experience distinct disparities in health, income, employment, and access to critical resources like housing and medical care, all of which leave the community particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape day-to-day business operations, companies should ensure they are sustaining inclusive response efforts and year-long plans to support the LGBTQ community.

Transgender Americans Belong: An Open Letter to America's Employers from Aimee Stephens

After notifying her employer of her intention to transition, Aimee Stephens was fired from her job as a funeral director. Any day now, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether her boss broke the law when he fired her. In partnership with the ACLU, Out & Equal released Aimee's open letter to America's employers to declare that transgender people belong.

Virtual Learning Opportunities: Focused for Impact During These Critical Times

Out & Equal is here for you now and in the months ahead as we navigate this difficult time and continue to push our mission forward. We are stepping up our work across the board offering programming - reframed and refocused for maximum impact in this critical moment.

PepsiCo Hosts First Annual Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) Celebration

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and mandatory work from home orders, PepsiCo has remained committed to LGBTQ workplace inclusion and hosted their first annual TDOV celebration. The webcast was hosted by PepsiCo's LGBTQ Employee Resource Group, EQUAL, and gathered hundreds of attendees from around the world. The celebration included remarks from PepsiCo executives and two transgender employees who shared their stories on living authentically.