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LGBTQ in Computer Science

LGBTQ in Computer Science

With the large number of computer sites dedicated to the LGBTQ community, one would expect an equally large number of software programmers and developers to come from the community. A recent survey by Overflow showed that, of the 36,939 respondents in the field, 5.2 per cent identified as LGBTQ, and 0.9 per cent identified as […]

Hungary: Businesses oppose ban on LGBT+ content in schools

Hungary: Businesses oppose ban on LGBT+ content in schools

Hungarian and international companies, including Google and ViacomCBS, on Monday condemned proposals by Hungary’s ruling party to ban the dissemination of LGBT+ content in schools and adverts, saying it would fuel discrimination and harm business.

New digital banks bet on minority markets

New digital banks bet on minority markets

Billie Simmons, Daylight co-founder, in Brooklyn, New York City, March 2021. Daylight/Eli Schmidt/Handout via REUTERS This image has been supplied by a third party. Mandatory credit. (Reuters) – After a doctor’s visit, three court appearances, five trips to the bank, and having her name and address published in a newspaper, Billie Simmons finally got a […]

US: Businesses call for LGBT+ anti-discrimination law

US: Businesses call for LGBT+ anti-discrimination law

Tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday were among some 400 companies to call for US lawmakers to pass a key LGBT+ rights bill, that would extend equal healthcare, housing, and goods and services rights to all Americans. LGBT+ advocacy group, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) said 416 firms, worth a total of $8.6 trillion, […]

LinkedIn embraces gender neutral pronouns

LinkedIn embraces gender neutral pronouns

Professional networking site LinkedIn will let users add their preferred gender pronouns to accounts in the United States, Britain, Sweden, Canad,a and Ireland, from today, Wednesday, in a nod to global debate about what it means to be male or female. Users in the five countries will now be able to say on their profiles […]

US: NYC opens billions in contracts to LGBT+ business

US: NYC opens billions in contracts to LGBT+ business

New York City has opened $25 billion worth of contracts to bids from LGBT-owned businesses, as part of a pledge to widen access to a raft of benefits already offered to other minorities, from women to Black entrepreneurs. The city made the change on Tuesday, allowing LGBT+ business owners to compete for a host of […]

India’s first LGBT+ work equality index – 2 local firms win gold

India’s first LGBT+ work equality index – 2 local firms win gold

Two Indian firms, the Godrej Group and Hindustan Unilever, were named top employers for LGBT+ people on Thursday, in the country’s first workplace equality index, launched two years after it decriminalised [homosexuality]. The other 19 gold award winners – with LGBT+ inclusive policies, such as gender neutral bathrooms, and health insurance for same-sex partners – […]

Nasdaq seeks board diversity for listed companies

Nasdaq seeks board diversity for listed companies

(Reuters) – Nasdaq Inc on Tuesday filed a proposal with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that, if approved, will require all Nasdaq-listed companies to adopt new rules related to board diversity and disclosure, or potentially face delisting. The new rules will require most Nasdaq-listed companies to have, or publicly explain why they do not […]

OPINION: LGBT+ employees need mentors in careers

OPINION: LGBT+ employees need mentors in careers

By Kim Langers  The opportunity to be mentored into a leadership role when you are a young LGBT+ professional at the beginning of your career is almost nonexistent. Many young LGBT+ professionals, who work in the corporate world, tend to get discouraged when they do not see a reflection of themselves in the office, or […]

UK Regulator – Guidance on LGBTQ+ corporate disclosures

UK Regulator – Guidance on LGBTQ+ corporate disclosures

(Reuters) – Companies should set clear policies and targets to nurture their next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders and diversify the workforce, Britain’s corporate governance regulator said on Wednesday. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) enforces Britain’s corporate governance code, and set out what it describes as the first recommendations by a regulator, on disclosing diversity policies […]