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August 2013 - October 2013


Join us for these great upcoming learning opportunities:


Town Calls

(Calls start at 12pm Pacific for one hour)

Added webinar!!
August 29Update: Broken Bargain. Discrimination, Fewer Benefits and More Taxes for LGBT Workers reviewed

Want to sponsor the 2014 Town Call or Virtual Summit series? Contact us for details!

Classroom Trainings/Events


Oct 28 - Check out the Leadership Seminars at this year's 2013 Out & Equal Annual Workplace Summit in Minneapolis

Out & Equal Online Training

Live courses are complete for 2013 but, all courses are recorded and available on demand.  

Want to sponsor the 2014 Out & Equal online courses? Contact us for details!

Current Research

Trainers' Forum

Monday, August 12, 1:00pm PST for 60 min. 


Monthly Trainers' Forum Webinar Moderated by  

Pat Baillie 

Upcoming dates for Trainers Forums:

Friday, September 20 at 1:00pm

Wednesday, October 2 at 2:00pm

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Monthly Insights
Thoughts from
Pat Baillie, Director of Training & Professional Development

This month, LGBT global issues have hit the headlines. Russia was already behind many countries in regards to LGBT rights because it offered no workplace protections or marriage recognition, banned Pride in Moscow for the next 100 years, and violently quelled pro-LGBT protests.  


Now, Russia has stepped up the heat even more. A federal bill banning the distribution of "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations" to minors has been passed. The law imposes heavy fines for using the media or internet to promote "non-traditional relations." Russia's lower house, the State Duma, passed legislation on June 13 that made it illegal to promote a homosexual lifestyle. The measure passed by a 436-0 vote.   


Reactions were swift with gay bars dumping Russian vodka and activists across the world calling for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Russia. Russian officials have stated that companies can face fines of up to $30,000 for promoting a gay lifestyle. People would pay a maximum fine of $150 and can be detained up to 15 days before deportation for simply handing out gay rights pamphlets.


This will be a discussion we will be having over the coming months and into the Out & Equal Annual Summit in Minneapolis, MN. Companies may have their business decisions impacted based on the anti-LGBT climate in Russia. Change starts with awareness! That awareness can come from employees and employee resource group members. By learning more about the global situation for LGBT employees, we can inform our companies and build awareness and support for global workplace equality!  


Pat Baillie 
Impact of Supreme Court Decisions on Same-Sex Marriage
Free Town Call Webinar Today!


This month Out & Equal is proud to co-present a webinar with Littler Mendelson in response to questions about the impact of the recent Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriages. Join us for Our New World: The Practical Impact of the Supreme Court's Decisions on Same-Sex Marriage - What Every Employer Needs to Know. This webinar will be recorded and can provide insight for your entire organization on Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 - 1 pm Pacific Time (2 pm Mountain | 3 pm Central | 4 pm Eastern).  



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Littler Mendelson shareholders


To learn more and to share your questions/insights, please join us for our next monthly Trainers' Forum Webinar on Monday, August 12 at 1:00 pm (Pacific). Contact Pat Baillie for more information.

Out & Equal at Southern Comfort Conference - A Unique Educational Opportunity
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Out & Equal and its Atlanta Regional Affiliate are partnering with the Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta, September 4-8. We are hosting a Workplace Equality Track on Friday, September 6 to support Transgender employees and job seekers through education, networking and collaboration on workplace issues.

Join the morning plenary session with opening remarks from Out & Equal Board Member and former Chair of the Out & Equal Transgender Advisory Committee, Lori Fox. Masen Davis, Executive Director of the Transgender Law Center, will give a keynote address on the state of transgender equality.

The day will feature a series of workshops focused on the workplace including understanding workplace benefits, legal aspects of employment, transitioning in the workplace, and finding a job. The luncheon plenary session will feature Megan Stabler, providing us with a vision of the next steps toward workplace equality.

Register online for the entire conference, or for the Out & Equal Workplace Equality Day.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates™ is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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.