Posted by: outandequal | December 27, 2012

LGBT Workplace Equality – 2012 Year in Review

by Brianna Nelson | 2012 presented some of Out & Equal’s most exciting and successful moments in our movement toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality. Not only did we pre-release our second book From Closet to Corner Office: Out & Equal at Work, but we also held the first Global LGBT Workplace Summit. We celebrated new hires for the organization’s leadership team and community empowerment, and we persevered through Superstorm Sandy to witness yet another fabulous Annual Workplace Summit.

Celebrating on the last day of the 2012 Out & Equal Workplace Summit.

Celebrating on the last day of the 2012 Out & Equal Workplace Summit.

Beyond Out & Equal’s own workplace, the broader LGBT community experienced hugely significant steps toward equality in and out of the office this year. Here are just a few highlights:

We have much to look back on with pride. Out & Equal will continue working toward a world where no one has to choose between the career they love, and the person they love. As Brigadier General Tammy Smith said during her keynote speech at the 2012 Out & Equal Workplace Summit: “There will be bumps in the road, but we’re moving in the right direction… so do not stop; don’t even slow down on creating inclusive workplaces.”

Here’s to an Out & Equal 2013, with no sign of slowing down.

Help us maintain our momentum. And add to the 2012 highlights via comment below.

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