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The Business Case for Ally Engagement

Joanne Sprague | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joanne Sprague

For LGBT inclusion in particular, policy alone doesn't drive culture: 91 percent of Fortune 500 companies prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, yet 53 percent of LGBT workers remain closeted at work.

PG&E, ConAgra, and Edison Set a New Standard for LGBT Workplace Inclusion

Joanne Sprague | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joanne Sprague

Corporate America has come a long way in creating LGBT-inclusive policy (as has the government, just this week), but as Deena Fidas of the Human Rights Campaign says, "The inclusive policies coming from the boardroom have not fully made it into the everyday culture of the American workplace."

Columbia, Kellogg and Ross Ranked Most LGBT-Friendly Business Schools in America

Joanne Sprague | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joanne Sprague

Ally photo booths. Happy hours co-hosted by the LGBT and Veterans clubs. Section competitions to get the most students to sign an LGBT inclusion pled...

From Policy to Practice: How 8 Companies Are Changing the Game On LGBT Diversity and Inclusion

Joanne Sprague | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joanne Sprague

These companies are doing it by participating in a new program called the Workplace Ally Challenge, a friendly competition among businesses to activate as many employees as possible in creating LGBT-inclusive workplace culture.

Business Schools at the Forefront of LGBT Inclusion

Joanne Sprague | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joanne Sprague

Would you expect MBA programs to be one of America's hotbeds for activating people to show support for their LGBT friends? Neither would I, but 12 of the country's top business schools are proving me wrong.

The Downside of Marriage Equality

Joanne Sprague | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joanne Sprague

Since the Supreme Court's historic rulings against DOMA and Proposition 8, I've heard lots of enthusiastic friends say, "So what's next now that we've achieved gay rights?" LGBT people know that marriage equality is just the tip of the iceberg. Most straight people like me don't.

Friends Don't Let Friends Suffer Discrimination

Cindy Handler | Posted 07.09.2011 | New York
Cindy Handler

If a majority of voters support gay marriage, but most of the voices being heard are against it, the problem for legalization advocates is not the message, but mobilization.