Training e-Newsletter
May 2012 - July 2012


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Join us for these great upcoming learning opportunities:


Town Calls

June 28 - Pride's Eye View from the Top: LGBT Executives Speak Out

July 26 - What Do You Need to Know? Current LGBT Research efforts!

Classroom Trainings/Events


 June 19 - 11:30am PDT - CA USDA PRIDE (Davis)

July 5/6 - Global LGBT Workplace Summit (London) - 24 Workshops  

Online Training

*All courses will be recorded and available on demand after the class date   

May 14 at 12:00 pm (PDT) - Final session of "Harassed in the Workplace? Lessons from Schoolyard Bullying!" with Dr David Hall, author and professor, and Melissa Regan, award-winning filmmaker and founder of  $119.95 registration ($89.95 for non-profit, government or educational groups) - click here to register - Parts 1 & 2 are  available now through our Out & Equal University archives.

June 5, 12, 19
1:00 pm (PDT) - Coaching Intensive 3-part webinar series with Terry Hildebrandt, Lyne Desormeaux, Dr. Tim Kincaid
$119.95 registration ($89.95 for non-profit, government or educational groups) - Click here for registration information

Featured Out & Equal University Archive Course

Dialogues on Gender Identity
$119.95 registration ($89.95 for non-profit, government or educational groups) - Click here for registration information.   

For details on all courses click
here. Email Pat Baillie, Director of Training, for additional discounts for groups of 5 or more or licensing for Workplace Accreditation and details on the LGBT Core Courses. 

 [Out & Equal webinars and classroom courses are usually submitted to the Society for Human Resources Management's Human Resource Certification Institute.  Check to see if you can receive continuing education credits for your participation.]

Trainer's Forum

Monthly Trainers' Forum Webinar 

Monday, May 21
10:00 am (PDT)  

Moderated by

Pat Baillie 

Upcoming dates for 2012 Trainers Forum

Tuesday, June 19 11:00am (PDT)   

Thursday, July 19 2:00pm (PDT) 

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Monthly Insights
Thoughts from
Pat Baillie, Director of Training & Professional Development
First off, I want to thank each of you for all your support over the last four years. As of May 1,
I have a new title here at Out & Equal--Director of Training & Professional Development. I could not have moved the training programs forward to where they are today without each of you supporting our programs! I am looking forward to creating more trainings that will make a difference for LGBT employees everywhere.

On the global front, it's official! The 24 workshops for the 2012 Global LGBT Workplace Summit have been selected and confirmed. You can review them on the web, and discover how to get involved at the Global LGBT Workplace Summit. If you can't make it, do you have contacts in your offices in the London area who might benefit from attending? The speakers list is growing and the Global LGBT Workplace Summit promises to bring LGBT human rights and workplace equality to a whole new level.

On the domestic front, I attended the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference in San Diego in April. SIOP is part of the American Psychological Association (APA) and they focus on workplace and performance research. I have worked with researchers before, but this was my first trip to this conference. There is an active LGBT group in SIOP and they drafted a policy statement this year to actively support LGBT rights in all their work. The policy was passed by the SIOP board and should shape the future work of the organization. What impressed me most at the conference were the studies relating to LGBT workplace issues. These are cutting edge resources we can use in making our business case for equality. To that end, we are adding a new feature in the Training Newsletter each month with an eye on current studies! Enjoy the highlights and we will be bringing you more insights in the coming months! 

Pat Baillie 
Trainers' Corner

News for Out & Equal Certified Trainers


We want to take a moment to thank those of you who have contributed to the training blog so far. Here is a link to April's Training Viewpoint blog: Bisexuality


Remember the fact from Building Bridges that quoted the Government Accounting Office (GAO) stating that there were 1,138 rights that LGBT US citizens don't get because their marriages are not recognized at the federal level? Whether it is taxes, inheritance, contracts or health care choices, these 1,138 rights impact each of us every day!

How can you use these facts in your training? You can discuss these facts as part of your classroom trainings, and you can create minute messages on just a few of these rights for your diversity newsletters or  your ERG web page. When you do this, you are helping increase awareness and adding allies--and that makes a difference.

What could you do for Pride month to represent just how many rights are not available to LGBT employees? What about creating business cards that explain the limitations of federal laws--one per card. Or, how about 1,138 balloons? Use your creativity to find ways to teach others about the need for benefits equality for LGBT employees.


Join us for our next monthly Trainers' Forum webinar on May 21,
Contact Pat Baillie for more information. 


Current Research
Welcome to the new research section of the Training Newsletter. Each month we will feature current studies that relate to LGBT workplace and community research. This data can help build your business case and expand the diversity of your LGBT Employee Resource Groups.  

This month, we are featuring two reports from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey which addresses workplace equality as well as other issues facing transgender individuals. The full discrimination survey was released in February 2011 and can be found here. Below are two reports that look at the experience of transgender people of color in more depth, including employment discrimination.

Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, A Look at Latino/Latina Respondents (December 2011)

Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, A Look at Black Respondents (September 2011)


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Out & Equal is committed to ending employment discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender 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.