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New Index Makes It Easy To Invest In LGBT-Friendly Companies

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Investors looking to put their money in companies that support LGBT employees now have a tool to do so. The financial services company Credit Suis...

Fear and Discrimination: Bad for Workers, Bad for Business

Kylar W. Broadus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Kylar W. Broadus

Discriminatory firings and fear make a mockery of the American dream. Erecting a barrier of discrimination between workers and their ability to reach their full potential harms the economy. Permitting the obstacle of fear when employees need to be themselves hurts businesses.

Talking About ENDA With Republicans

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Too often, progressives focus entirely on the social justice arguments for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and fail to address the concerns of libertarian-leaning Republicans. The following are common comments expressing skepticism about ENDA, and how I answer each.

A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers

Crosby Burns | Posted 08.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Crosby Burns

It is legal under federal law to fire an employee just because that employee is gay or lesbian. Surprised? Consider these three alarming facts.

Justice For Sale

Rebecca Juro | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

Democrats have apparently determined that making promises to working-class LGBT Americans to fight for our rights to gain our money and our votes at election time is good politics, but actually keeping those promises once safely elected to office is not.

Why 'Right To Work' Laws Hurt LGBT Equality

Brian Stone | Posted 12.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

If "right to work" legislation is passed in Michigan, conservatives are sure to use homophobia as a tool to weaken unions and hurt the middle class and the LGBT rights movement all at the same time. The real price will be paid in the health and safety of our workers, and in rising inequality.

Obama's Equality Mandate: Time To Go Big!

Todd Fernandez | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

With definitive support for LGBT equality in his winning coalition and over 60 million votes on a marriage equality platform, President Obama has the mandate and power to go big for full federal LGBT equality in his second term. And he has a great team in Congress to help.

If I Could Talk To The President

Rebecca Juro | Posted 12.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

When will you stand up and speak out for the equal rights and treatment of working-class LGBT Americans the way you and your fellow Democrats address the concerns of LGBT millionaire donors? How much longer must working-class LGBT Americans patiently wait?

National Coming Out Day 2012: Let's Make The Workplace Safe For Everyone To Be Out

Brad Jacklin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Brad Jacklin

I was a privileged white kid with a circle of friends and family who were, if not outright supportive, at least working out their issues on their own instead of burdening me. So, when I took a job during my junior year, it didn't occur to me that being out at work could be risky.

Election 2012: LGBT Equality Is An Economic Issue

Waymon Hudson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

While it may be an easy talking point for some to say, "I'm not a single issue voter... LGBT issues aren't all that matter," the actual truth about the intersection of LGBT rights and economic justice is inescapable.

60 Years After A Brutal Witch Hunt, New Hope For ENDA

Josh Howard | Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Josh Howard

ENDA would protect LGBT Americans from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The brightening outlook for ENDA comes at a time when we are marking the 60th anniversary of another historic moment for LGBT people. This one, however, was devastating.