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By Charlotte Robinson, July 22, 2019
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates announced two unprecedented conferences backed by major corporations taking place this week in Dallas & Atlanta to tackle LGBTQ inclusion. The leading corporate sponsors of this initiative are AT&T, Lockheed Martin & Cracker Barrel with dozens of other businesses attending. The conference in Dallas takes place on Monday July 22nd at the AT&T facility in Irving, Texas & in Atlanta on Friday, July 26th at an AT&T facility in Atlanta, Georgia. Erin Uritus, CEO, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates stated, “Diversity & inclusion are not just business terms, they are values that Southerners take pride in. In the South, people talk about hospitality, about caring for one’s neighbors, about standing up for one another. These conferences will draw attention to the gap between these values and all of the ways in which LGBTQ Americans are made to feel like they don’t belong in the South.” Deena Fidas, Managing Director, Global Stakeholder Engagement added, “The 13 states that make up the Southern region are the very states that do not have basic protections for the LGBTQ community in employment, housing, public services & other key aspects of life. Businesses are uniquely positioned to provide LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies to protect LGBTQ employees who are otherwise unprotected by federal & state policies. They can provide critical resources like healthcare & career opportunities to employees living in these states.” Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving LGBTQ workplace equality. They partner with Fortune 1000 companies & government agencies to provide executive leadership development, comprehensive training & consultation & professional networking opportunities that build inclusive & welcoming work environments.
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