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. …

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 …

Gene Robinson – Religious Leader

Every week day in June, EQUAL! is posting information on a LGBT icon. Today’s LGBT Awareness Month icon is Gene Robinson – Religious Leader. “It’s not so much a dream as a calling from God.” In 2003, The Rt. Rev.V. Gene Robinson was elected bishop of the diocese of New Hampshire, making him the first …

Deirdre McCloskey – Economist

Every week day in June, EQUAL! is posting information on a LGBT icon. Today’s LGBT Awareness Month icon is Deirdre McCloskey – Economist. “We make ourselves, which is our freedom as human beings.” Deirdre McCloskey is an internationally renowned economist and economic historian. She is the author of a memoir recounting her transition from male …

Zhou Dan – Chinese Gay Pioneer

Every week day in June, EQUAL! is posting information on a LGBT icon. Today’s LGBT Awareness Month icon is Zhou Dan – Chinese Gay Pioneer. “Law and policy always involve compromise and sometimes being a progressive means taking things one step at a time.” One generation removed from the persecution of gays under the People’s …

Sylvia Rivera – Transgender Activist

Every week day in June, EQUAL! is posting information on a LGBT icon. Today’s LGBTAM icon is Sylvia Rivera. Civil rights pioneer Sylvia Rivera was one of the instigators of the Stonewall uprising, an event that helped launch the modern gay rights movement. “I’m not missing a minute of this, it’s the revolution!” Seventeen-year-old drag …