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LGBT: Workplace Equality Archives

An Executive Order to Prevent Discrimination Against LGBT Workers

Workplace article icon Issue Brief President Obama should take action to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers.

By Lee Badgett, Crosby Burns, Nan D. Hunter, Jeff Krehely, Christy Mallory, and Brad Sears | Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Caught in the Budget Battle

The Capitol Building book_alt2 icon Report With the current fiscal showdown and sequestration looming, gay and transgender Americans may be caught in the middle of budget cuts and tax hikes unless we work together to minimize the harm to this group of Americans.

By Andrew Cray, Crosby Burns, and Erin Fitzgerald | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Why Gay and Transgender Workers and Families Need Paid Sick Days

Women for Paid Sick Days rally article icon Issue Brief For millions of workers, including many gay and transgender workers, the lack of paid sick days threatens their health, the health of their families, and their ability to earn a living.

By Kellan Baker and Crosby Burns | Monday, November 5, 2012

New Data Demonstrate the Unique Needs of Gay and Transgender Families

LGBT familyA poll from Gallup and the Williams Institute shows why gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender families are more likely to struggle financially than others.

By Katie Miller and Jeff Krehely | Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Infographic: Gay and Transgender Workers Lack Comprehensive Workplace Protections

bars icon Charts Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to ensure all workers have comprehensive protections from discrimination.

By Crosby Burns and Liz Neemann | Thursday, October 18, 2012

Video: The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

play_alt icon Video Two executive employees at large corporations explain why workforce diversity is very important and fosters a positive work environment.

By Progress 2050 and LGBT Progress | Tuesday, October 9, 2012

More Companies Recognize the Benefits of Workplace Equality

WorkplaceNew data reveal that more and more employers are offering equal health benefits for same-sex partners and spouses.

By Crosby Burns | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gay and Transgender Discrimination in the Public Sector

Ohio state capital book_alt2 icon Report Crosby Burns, Kate Childs Graham, and Sam Menefee-Libey examine LGBT discrimination in the public sector and offer commonsense solutions to fairness for all workers.

By Crosby Burns, Kate Childs Graham, and Sam Menefee-Libey | Thursday, August 30, 2012

Why Courts Matter

article icon Issue Brief Andrew Blotky and Kimberly Barton look at recent and ongoing court cases that demonstrate how much is at stake for the LGBT community.

By Andrew Blotky and Kimberly Barton | Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Top 10 Economic Facts of Diversity in the Workplace

Sophia Kerby and Crosby Burns explain why a diverse workforce is necessary to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse marketplace.

By Sophia Kerby and Crosby Burns | Thursday, July 12, 2012

The State of Diversity in Today’s Workforce

article icon Issue Brief Crosby Burns, Kimberly Barton, and Sophia Kerby examine the state and strength of diversity in the U.S. workforce, specifically the number and proportion of people of color, women, gay and transgender individuals, and people with disabilities in the workforce today.

By Crosby Burns, Kimberly Barton, and Sophia Kerby | Thursday, July 12, 2012

A State-by-State Examination of Nondiscrimination Laws and Policies

book_alt2 icon Report Jerome Hunt offers a state-by-state examination of gay and transgender nondiscrimination laws and policies, and argues that the only way to ensure that gay and transgender workers are universally protected from employment discrimination is through the passage of ENDA.

By Jerome Hunt | Monday, June 11, 2012

Gay and Transgender Discrimination: Protecting Employee Rights

play_alt icon Video Congress needs to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to protect gay and transgender Americans in the workplace.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Freedom to Work, the Freedom to Worship

article icon Issue Brief Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely examine the religious exemption of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in more detail and compare it to religious exemptions found in the nation’s major employment nondiscrimination law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

By Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely | Monday, June 11, 2012

A Watershed Moment for Workplace Equality

An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling yesterday provides transgender workers comprehensive protections from employment discrimination. That’s good news for both employees and employers, write Jeff Krehely and Crosby Burns.

By Jeff Krehely and Crosby Burns | Tuesday, April 24, 2012