Monday, March 27, 2017

Companies need to embrace whole 'queer spectrum' to get best staff - AOL

Originally published: March 23, 2017

Companies need to look beyond labels such as gay or lesbian and embrace the whole spectrum of sexuality and gender identity to be truly inclusive in their workforce, the founder of the world's largest app for gay women said on Thursday.

More than half of the world's countries do not protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people against workplace discrimination.

But a growing body of research indicates this has a negative economic impact and limits companies' ability to attract staff, in particular young people, according to Robyn Exton, founder of HER attending at conference on gay rights in the workplace.