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June 2012

Happy Pride! 

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2012 LGBT Global Summit
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2012 Workplace Summit
Looking for a New Job?
LGBT Executives Coming Out & Speaking Up!
Out & Equal Seattle
Out & Equal Indiana
Out & Equal Tampa Bay Prid
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Get Your Story Out! Submit Your Video & Enter to Win
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Out & Equal Global Workplace Summit
July 5 - 6
London, England

2012 Workplace Summit
Oct 29 - Nov 1
Baltimore, Maryland

Thank you to our early 2012 Workplace Summit sponsors!



Ernst & Young




Marsh & McLennan
Northrop Grumman
The Advocate
Wells Fargo

Bank of America
The Clorox Company
Goldman Sachs
Hilton Worldwide

JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Johnson & Johnson
Lockheed Martin
Marriott International

Morgan Stanley

National Grid
Thomson Reuters
The Walt Disney Co.

Best Buy
Boehringer Ingelheim
Deutsche Bank
Eli Lilly and Company
General Dynamics
Hilton Worldwide

Mass Mutual

Mastercard Worldwide


New York Life


Publicis Groupe
Rockwell Collins
SC Johnson
State Farm
TD Bank
Texas Instruments
The Hartford
United Technologies
Volkswagen Group of
Whirlpool Corporation

Central Intelligence


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Martina NavratilovaRegister On-Site at Online Registration Rates!
Global LGBT Workplace Summit

Join us in London on July 5 & 6 at the Global LGBT Workplace Summit. Executives, LGBT employees, human resources professionals, diversity & inclusion staff and more will find practical and engaging ideas to take home to transform their workplaces. 


Featured speakers include: 


Martina Navratilova / Athlete, author, and activist
Anna Grodzka / Member of Parliament of the Republic of Poland

Harry van Dorenmalen / Chairman of IBM Europe
Liz Bingham / Managing Partner of People and Talent, UK & Ireland,
  Ernst & Young
John Amaechi / Organisational consultant, executive coach and
  former NBA basketball star 

Simon Fanshawe / Broadcaster, presenter, consultant    

Vladi Luxuria / Former MP, Italy
Michael Cashman / MEP / Chair of the UK Labour Party's National Executive Committee

Click here to read more.          

On-site registration opens Wednesday, July 4, at 14:00 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London. Contact Dani Siragusa, Associate Director of Events, with questions about registration.  


Combined Federal Campaign

We're excited to announce that Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry approved Out & Equal to be accepted to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for 2012.

What is the CFC?
The CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally which help to raise millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.

How can you make a difference?
Please support Out & Equal by pledging for agency number 19141 during open enrollment this year!
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2012 Out & Equal Workplace Summit 

The 2012 Out & Equal Workplace Summit takes place Oct 29 through Nov 1 in Baltimore, Maryland. Early r
egistration is now open! Click here to register. 


Over 80 companies have already proudly signed up as sponsors of the 2012 Workplace Summit in Baltimore. Congratulations and thank you to our early top sponsors, including Presenting Sponsors Hewlett-Packard and IBM, along with Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Target, Citi, Genentech, Intuit, Marsh & McLennan, Northrop Grumman, The Advocate and Wells Fargo.


For more information about Workplace Summit sponsor opportunities and benefits, contact Dave Bueche

Out & Equal's LGBTCareerLink
Looking for a New Job?

Through Out & Equal's LGBTCareerLink, corporations are actively recruiting LGBT employees. See who they are today-over 60,000 jobs posted each month!


Top 10 Resume Mistakes  Are you puzzling over whether to list your LGBT volunteer activities on your resume? Read this article by Julie Beach, Out & Equal Associate Director of Career Services and Information Technology. 


Receive monthly CareerTalk E-newsletter !
Career-boosting news with the LGBT top-of-mind. 

Welcome Pfizer
PG&E is now recruiting on Out & Equal's LGBTCareerLink. PG&E is one of the largest natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Learn more about the company here.

Become a Sponsor 

Find out how easy it is for your company to recruit LGBT employees right now.



June Town Call - Free!
LGBT Executives Coming Out & Speaking Up!

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 12 pm Pacific Time
1 pm Mountain | 2 pm Central | 3 pm Eastern

Join us during Pride month as we ask top executives about their experiences, what it took to come out and how they navigated their careers to the top being LGBT.  We will discuss how allies and mentors make a difference in how we do on the job and get some tips from the top on the best ways to integrate all of who you are into the job!

Join us on Thursday July 26 for What Do You Need to Know? Current LGBT Research efforts! Join our Out & Equal Town Call in July to discuss two key resources that can be used to build your business case for equality. Read more here.

News from Out & Equal Regional Affiliates
Out & Equal Seattle Pride Networking Event 

Out & Equal Seattle hosted a very successful
Pride Networking Event, welcoming two hundred people from across all major employee resource groups in Washington, including PWC, Starbucks, Alaska Air, and Microsoft. The event was full of energy and great conversation! 
Out & Equal Indiana marching at 2012 Indianapolis Pride

Out & Equal Indiana marched in the 2012 Indianapolis Pride event earlier this month. The event featured an array of sponsor booths including Dow, Lilly, Covance, and many other companies.

Out & Equal Tampa Bay Pride Sunset Cruise

Out & Equal Tampa Bay hosted a Sunset Cruise with live entertainment while enjoying the beautiful sunset along the Gulf Coast.
Upcoming Regional Affiliate Events


June 27: Out & Equal: Achieving and Promoting a More Equitable Workplace for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Employees




Dallas Ft. Worth

2 events upcoming. Stay tuned for more events by visiting our calendar and on Facebook.



August 15 - Lunch & Learn: Respectful Dialogue
August 17 - Out in Space - VIP program and tour of NASA!
September 27 - Healthy, Wealthy and LGBT - financial planning, taxes and benefits for LGBT individuals and families.

Stay tuned via Out & Equal Houston's Facebook for more information on these great events!  


Metro New York

June 13: Happy Anniversary Marriage Equality -  The Ties that Bind panel discussion and Q & A on the status of marriage equality in the NY Metropolitan Region.  


New York Fingerlakes

July 19: Pride event - find out more on Groupsite


San Francisco Bay Area

Upcoming event - Stay tuned by visiting our calendar and on Facebook.



July: How to Create a Transgender Friendly Workplace. Stay tuned via Facebook for event information


Tampa Bay

June 30 - St Pete Pride
Aug 10 - Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary's
Aug 20 - Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary's
Nov 8 - Transgender Educational Event at Metro Wellness Center

Don't see an event in your area? Double check our calendar to stay up to date.
Find out how you can start a Regional Affiliate in your area!
Get Your Story Out Submit Your Story - Enter to Win Registration to the Out & Equal Workplace Summit

Submit a video for the Get Your Story Out site and you'll be entered to win registration for one at the
(valued at $1150).
Deadline to submit is July 30.

At Out & Equal, we know that the telling of one's personal story is one of the most powerful ways we can communicate, make personal connections, and create change. And, we know that coming out, and being out, as LGBT in the workplace can be daunting, and that everyone has a different experience.   


We invite you to submit a video to the Get Your Story Out  project-and just by doing so, you will be entered to win registration for one for the 2012 Out & Equal Workplace Summit (This year's Workplace Summit takes place in Baltimore, Oct 29-Nov 1). All video submissions will be entered into a pool, and a winner will be chosen randomly.

Read more about how to submit your video here.


What's hot on the blog? 

The Recent ENDA Hearing & What it Means to the LGBT Community
On June 12, 2012, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Read how this affects you.


LGBT Employment Law - with Lisa Charbonneau, Attorney at Law Attorney Lisa Charbonneau kicks off her new monthly guest blog with a discussion on the importance of legal protections for LGBT people. 


Spotlight on Exxon Mobile:

Hear from Out & Equal Deputy Director Kevin Jones on why Language Matters in the ExxonMobil nondiscrimination policy. Out & Equal Houston's Co-Chair Mike Craig also shares his reflections on ExxonMobil, drawing from his unique perspective as an energy professional.


In her guest blog, Nadine Vogel discusses similarities between the LGBT and differently-abled communities. 


Out & Equal Director of Training Pat Baillie is contributing to the Out & Equal blog while she is on the road for a month, traveling and training.