‘Meet the Board’ – Glenda Childress

Glenda is EQUAL!’s Treasurer and former Co-President, as well as the Columbus, OH Chapter representative. Get to know her, as part of our ‘Meet the Board’ series! What country is on the top of your list to visit? I have traveled so much for work that I feel that I have been to all of …

World AIDS Day 2011

 What is World AIDS Day? December 1st is World AIDS Day – a call for a spirit of social tolerance and a greater exchange of information on HIV/AIDS. Established by the World Health Organization in 1988, World AIDS Day serves to focus global attention on the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, bringing messages of compassion, hope, solidarity & …

National Coming Out Day 2011

Tuesday, October 11th is National Coming Out Day (NCOD) 2011. NCOD is a day when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their allies are encouraged to take the next step in coming out of the closet or increasing awareness. In observance of NCOD, EQUAL! invites you to participate in the following on-line educational events …

Being out at work: it’s also getting better

by Glenda Childress In the July-August 2011 issue of the Harvard Business Review, the article ‘For LGBT Workers, Being “Out” Brings Advantages‘ presents some facts on the status of LGBT in the workplace. With an estimated 7 Million LGBT working in the U.S. private sector, 29 states say it is legal to fire someone for …

Freedom to Love – made in Singapore!

A week ago, on June 18th, Singaporeans stood united for the ‘Freedom to Love’ for the fourth year running. Ten thousand of them – all dressed in pink – and all celebrating diversity in the Lion City! Having lived in Singapore several years ago, I was so thrilled to see the support shown by the …

LGBT Awareness Month 2011 (updated)

June is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Awareness Month. EQUAL! is planning activities to celebrate the contributions of the LGBT communities and raise awareness of the issues faced both within and outside the workplace that impact the lives of employees, friends or family members who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Events during the …

May 17th: International Day Against HOmophobia 2011 (IDAHO)

On May 17th 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. Although homosexuality was decriminalized in many countries since the 80s, this day was chosen as a universal symbol for the fight against homophobia, later it was extended to also include transphobia. This annual celebration started in Canada in …

Video project to support equality for LGBT people

Some of you may have read about the “It gets better” project which was initiated last fall after a number of suicide among young students in the USA. Those suicides were following bullying attitudes towards LGBT and questionning youth. Several thousands of videos have been created by individuals to show their support against bullying, from …