The good news of the past year has been accompanied by a number of disturbing developments. One is the fact that it is still perfectly legal in the majority of U.S. states to fire people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) or to deny them housing or a loan, simply because they are LGBT.
Each week I receive hundreds of letters from feminine lesbians worldwide who feel invisible. These raw and often emotional messages inspired me to produce this video. Its intention is to help more women realize that their feelings regarding their sexual orientation are legitimate and that they are not alone.
Former Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman used to say that "work is more than a source of income; it is also a source of dignity." That quote is particularly relevant for LGBT workers, and it illustrates the importance of identifying and highlighting ways that foster and promote the dignity of all work and all workers.