Out & Equal is committed to workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees.
Out & Equal is committed to creating safe and equitable workplace environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees. We believe that people should be judged by the work they do, not by their sexual orientation or gender identity. Every day, we work to protect and empower employees to be productive and successful—so they can support themselves, their families, and contribute to achieving a world free of discrimination for everyone.
After nearly two decades of advocacy the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ENDA, has finally passed the U.S. Senate. We now call on the House of Representatives to stand with more than two-thirds of Americans, in favor of this critical legislation.
Until ENDA becomes law it is still perfectly legal to fire someone for being lesbian, gay or bisexual in 29 states and in 33 states for being transgender. ENDA would make it explicitly illegal under federal law to fire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Today, I am asking you to take action toward achieving a world free of discrimination by making a generous personal gift of support to Out & Equal.
When ENDA does become law, Out & Equal will be called upon to step up to the plate like never before. Your support will help us be on the ground, convening, educating and ensuring that the spirit of ENDA is fully realized. It will allow us to reach new constituencies across the country and provide the vital resources needed to grow our Regional Affiliates and serve more Employee Resource Groups to fill this demand.
Now is the time when we must each take action in support of the millions of LGBT employees across the nation and around the globe who are still forced to conceal their authentic selves or risk putting their career and, in some cases, safety on the line. With your pledge of support, together, we can continue to educate, build allies and position ourselves as a visible resource for those most in need against prejudice and unjust workplace treatment around the globe.
ENDA is just the beginning. Give OUT and help ensure that no one is forced to jeopardize their career and financial security for being LGBT. Schedule your gift today.
Yours in Equality,
Out & Equal Founder and CEO