LGBT / Queer Women of Color in Art, Culture, and Politics

Recognizing LGBTQIA+ Women of Color Over the Years

This blog post, published in June of 2020, shines a spotlight on some LGBTQIA+ women of color that have stood at the forefront of gay activism over the years. Some of them enjoyed notoriety and are celebrated to this day; others have stood in the background, silently enacting change behind the scenes with little praise…

A Better Way to Support LGBTQIA+ Employees

Over the past few years, we have seen an unprecedented outpouring of support and acceptance for the LGBTQIA+ community. This cannot be overstated, because this newfound support is genuinely without precedent. Save a few choice exceptions, human history has been remarkably cruel to people who do not conform to cissexual, heterosexual norms. Luckily that cannot…

Landmark Supreme Court Decision for LGBT Workers

Landmark Supreme Court Decision for LGBT Workers

In a landmark decision announced on Monday, June 17th, 2020, the United States Supreme Court announced that it is unlawful for individuals to be fired because of sexual orientation. The decision from the conservative Supreme Court came as a surprise to many, not to mention that the majority opinion was written by conservative leaning Justice…

Why Job Postings Are Productivity Killers

Too often, a new job posting goes up on a company’s careers website without anyone other than HR and the hiring manager having known about the new position. Why is this bad? Because it all too often creates unnecessary workplace drama. Employees with similar positions worry they are getting a new boss, or, worse yet,…

New York Expands Harassment & Discrimination Laws

Less than one year after sexual harassment training became mandatory under New York State and New York City law, the state legislature has enacted extensive reforms to anti-discrimination laws. Here’s what it means for human resources and compliance professionals and your sexual harassment training and prevention initiatives, and its potential impact on your workplace culture.…

Gender Sensitivity Training in the Workplace

How to Cultivate a Trans-Inclusive Workplace

June is Pride month! Let’s talk about trans visibility in the workforce. In our last post we shared a Gender-Neutral Language Cheat Sheet, and while obliterating the use of dated, masculine-centric language in professional spaces is important, it is equally important to realize that gender-inclusion pertains to ALL genders, not just the traditional male and…