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A New Workplace Summit on Oct 5th - 8th 2015

A New Workplace Summit on Oct 5th - 8th 2015

While progressive employers like Netflix and Facebook continue to implement transgender-inclusive policies, such as adding gender reassignment surgery to their lists of staff benefits, many companies lag behind, hindering their gender-diverse and transgender employees from being their authentic selves in the workplace.

In time for its 2015 Workplace Summit, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, a nonprofit dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality, will debut its Workplace Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines, outlining best practices for creating safe, welcoming and inclusive workplaces for gender-diverse and transgender employees.

DALLAS — October 2, 2015 –Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, a non-profit dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality, will debut its Workplace Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines at the annual Workplace Summit, held this year in Dallas at the Hilton Antole Hotel Oct. 5-8. The publication will be available worldwide to companies seeking to fully understand how to best support their transgender and gender-diverse employees and coworkers.

“There are great disparities in workplace equality that disproportionately affect the transgender community. The Workplace Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines emerged from overwhelming requests from our corporate partners asking how to best support their transgender and gender-diverse employees,” said Out & Equal Founder and CEO Selisse Berry. “I am proud of the guidelines we’re presenting and confident that they will foster more inclusive policies and more welcoming workplaces for everyone in the LGBT community.”

As a part of an Out & Equal Transgender Advisory Committee initiative, the Workplace Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines explicitly outline best practices for creating workplaces that are safe, welcoming and inclusive for gender-diverse and transgender employees.

The Workplace Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines are available on the Out & Equal website along with additional information about the upcoming Workplace Summit, where over 3,000 attendees representing more than 600 of the Fortune 1000 companies from 31 countries will discuss advances in LGBT workplace equality like the Workplace Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines.

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About Out & Equal

Out & Equal is a San-Francisco-based nonprofit organization that collaborates with Fortune 500 corporations around the world to help them create safe and supportive work environments for their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees.Out & Equal provides professional development opportunities; establishes and supports employee resource groups; develops hiring policies and training programs; provides networking opportunities; and develops career advancement programs. Out & Equal, which was founded in 1996, brings together employees and experts from around the world each year at its Workplace Summit, where attendees learn about current and emerging best practices to ensure greater opportunities and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

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Phone: 415.397.760

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