Thursday, August 4, 2016

Detroit Discusses LGBT Workplace Equality at Out and Equal Event - PRIDE SOURCE

Originally published: August 4, 2016

Five Detroit professionals discussed workplace diversity to an audience of roughly 100 online and in house viewers July 27 in the premiere discussion in the Detroit Out and Equal Midwest Learning Series, co-presented by the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Panelists were asked an array of questions about workplace inequality and what it takes to build an inclusive workplace where LGBT and ally professionals can grow and succeed at a time in American history where LGBT lives are a hot topic for businesses and politics.

Marriage equality is just over a year old. For many LGBT men and women that means navigating the ups and downs of married life. However, marriage equality was just one step in the path toward LGBT equality. Some policies and practices still prevent the state from true LGBT inclusion. For instance, here in Michigan, an LGBT couple can be married on Sunday but fired from their jobs on Monday if a business is against their LGBT status.