In June, for LGBTQ+ Pride Month, we celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. In their honor, we provide a variety of resources to help employers practice equality, respect, and inclusion by celebrating the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. And for the history of Pride Month and how it is celebrated today, see: It’s Pride Month. Here’s what you need to know.
The Human Rights Campaign – HRC envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. Its 3 million members and supporters mobilize against attacks on marginalized people. See Workplace Resources.
Out & Equal – An organization working exclusively on LGBTQ workplace equality. Through our worldwide programs, Fortune 500 partnerships and our annual Workplace Summit conference, we help LGBTQ people thrive and support organizations creating a culture of belonging for all. See Toolkits and guides.
Pride at Work – Represents LGBTQ+ union members and their allies. We organize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBTQ+ Community to further social and economic justice.
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) – The business voice of the LGBT community, is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for the LGBT business community.
PFLAG – Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people.
The Trevor Project – The world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.
The It Gets Better Project – To uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe.
LGBT Youth Resources – The CDC offers links to helpful resources.
Brian McNaught – An educator on the issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer people.
Library of Congress Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month.– Also see LGBTQ+ Resources in Business and the Workplace, a guide to sources of information for those researching issues that affect the economic circumstances of the LGBTQ+ community.
Confused about language? These glossaries are great educational tools
- Human Rights Campaign: Glossary of terms
- GLAAD Glossary of Terms: LGBTQ – includes “terms to avoid”
- UC Davis: LGBTQIA Resource Center Glossary
- PFLAG National Glossary of Terms
- Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – From Youth.gov. See Key Terms and Concepts..
LGBTQ+ Workplace Articles and Resources
Note: Access to some articles may require registration
- Movement Advancement Project (MAP) Snapshot: LGBTQ Equality by State
- SHRM: Ensuring Workplace Inclusion for LGBTQ Employees (may require registration)
- Harvard Business Review: Your Rainbow Logo Doesn’t Make You an Ally
- Human Resource Executive: 4 ways HR can create and maintain inclusive workplaces
- Harvard Business Review: The Key to Inclusive Leadership
- McKinsey: LGBTQ+ voices: Learning from lived experiences
- McKinsey: Being transgender at work
- SHRM: Pride Month: How Employers Can Be Allies
- The Pipleline: A Corporate Guide to Pride — How Companies Get it Right (and Wrong)
- HSI: How Can you Celebrate Pride Month in Your Workplace?
- Bonusly: 3 Actionable Ways to Support Your LGBTQ+ Employees During Pride Month and Beyond