LGBT Awareness Month 2013

June is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Awareness Month. The EQUAL! EBP (Employee Business Partner) provides activities to celebrate the contributions of the LGBT community and to raise awareness of the issues faced both within and outside the workplace that impact the lives of LGBT employees and employees with LGBT friends or family members. …

World AIDS Day 2012

by Ryk Koscielski, World AIDS Day Chair at Alcatel-Lucent December 1 was World AIDS Day and Alcatel-Lucent Employee Business Partners are partnering to host events to commemorate the day and to provide awareness. This year the following Alcatel-Lucent EBPs (Employee Business Partners) are partnering together to host World AIDS Day events at Alcatel-Lucent. 4A (Asian/Pacific …

May 17th is IDAHO – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 17th is IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia); individuals & organizations around the world celebrate the removal of homosexuality in the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 17th, 1990. This event, first launched in Canada with the Fondation Émergence, has since spread to numerous other countries (more …

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 …

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 …